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  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Athens: the City with a Thousand Faces

Grey, yet colourful. Vast, yet familiar. Crowded, but with countless unobtrusive oases of calm. A Mediterranean city by the sea continuously inhabited for no less than 7,000 years, a western capital bathed in sunshine and the scents of the East, Athens is a city of many contrasts, a city with a thousand faces and a history lost in myth and legend.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Mediterranean Diet: For successful living

The Greek Presidency has a lot on its plate

Southern Europeans share a common secret, so genuine, that even scientists attest to its veracity: good food for better living! The Mediterranean diet, which encapsulates this essence, is worth promoting. The Greek Presidency has decided to offer its guests Greek cuisine delicacies and acquaint them with Mediterranean living.

From Spain to Cyprus

  • EYCSEducation, Youth, Culture & Sport (EYCS)

Protection of minors in the digital age

In an era of rapid technological change digital media convergence, a major question is whether the existing legislation is sufficient to deal with challenges related to the protection of minors.

  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

Get Smart & Innovate: Focus on new Industrial Technologies

It may sound a commonplace to say that scientific and technological breakthroughs can change our lives and the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us, but they can also help bring about sustainable growth, create new specialisations and jobs. Coupled with smart specialisation strategies that build on existing knowledge- and productive-based capacities of regions, they can form a powerful tool to exit Europe from the crisis and lay the ground for accruing competitive advantages in the globalized market.

  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

ICRI 2014 – A conference with a view to the future...

The 2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2014) is taking place at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre on 2-4 April 2014, in the framework of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference is organised by the European Commission and the Greek General Secretariat of Research & Technology (Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs) with the organisational support of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center.

  • JHAJustice & Home Affairs (JHA)

Challenges and Perspectives of Judicial Cooperation in penal cases

The area of Freedom, Security and Justice has brought about some of the most profound changes in the EU over the last two decades. It is a policy field with direct influence on everyday life, as it was created to safeguard the free movement of persons and to offer a high level of protection to citizens. Introduced by the Maastricht Treaty in 1993, judicial cooperation in criminal matters ensures safety for EU citizens within the area of Freedom, Security and Justice by helping prevent and combat crime.

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Celebrating Europe’s Classical legacy with the Greek and the Italian Presidency

 An exhibition celebrating ancient ties between Greece and Italy, and their legacy to European culture and unity, opens its doors on March 28 at Rome’s Presidential Quirinale Palace. The exhibition, "Classicism and Europe: The European destiny of Greece and Italy” aspires to illustrate the significance of the Greek and the Roman world in shaping European civilization and Europe’s contemporary cultural identity.  
  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)
  • EPSCOEmployment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

Making the case for women’s empowerment in Europe’s ICT sector

While it is a fact that after the digital revolution more and more people increasingly turn to digital jobs and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in the European Union shows a positive growth of about 120,000 new jobs per year, technology companies face a critical shortfall of talented ICT experts. This contradictory picture reveals a mismatch between the skills on offer and those in demand in today's fast developing technology market.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

“No country for young men”

Contemporary Greek art in times of crisis, BOZAR, 27 March -3 August 2014

  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

The Data Economy and the massive potential it brings to Europe

Whether it is facts, values, measurements, observations, variables, concepts, instructions or any other limitless source of information, data and the knowledge derived from it is the new capital in today’s economy. The fast-evolving world of Data Economy, an emergent business industry based on the publication, management, intelligent use and share of data, supported by high-tech innovations, new tools and new skills, connects a wide variety of partners and competitors who benefit from investing in this field.