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EU Sustainability Energy Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels. Twelve projects made it to the Awards shortlist this year, three in each of the four categories: Consumers, Public Sector, Energy Islands, and Businesses. A further Award was decided by a public online vote in the weeks leading up to EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017.EUAward17

The winners are:

  • Consumers award: Home Energy Saving Kit by Codema (Ireland). The kit contains specialist tools to help householders identify potential energy savings in the home.
  • Public Sector award: CELSIUS project, from Göteborg Energi (Sweden), which supports district heating and cooling in 66 municipalities.
  • Business award: SINBIO by Trebišovská energetická (Slovakia), generating power for the town of Trebišov from agricultural and forestry waste.
  • Energy Islands award: Tilos project (Greece) for its power station that combines renewables, battery storage and a smart grid for secure energy. Tilos also took the Citizens' Award, chosen from the 12 finalists in an online poll. Over 22,000 votes were cast online, more than double the total in 2016.

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Nominees/finalists are chosen from a shortlist of the year's most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy. With prizes from an expert jury and European citizens, the Awards highlight new ways to shape Europe's energy future.

The Scottish Centre on European Relations

SCER The Scottish Centre on European Relations is a new independent and unaligned EU think tank, based in Edinburgh. It aims to inform, debate, and provide up-to-the-minute, high-quality research and analysis of European Union developments and challenges. It will focus on pan-EU issues as well as having a particular focus on Scotland's EU interests and policies.EU60

 

Celebrating Europe

On the 25 March 2017 the European Union celebrated its 60th anniversary. Over those 60 years there has been a lot to be proud of not least the fact that it has ushered in the longest period of peace in Europe in written history. You can find out more about the events that marked the 60th anniversary and links to the many milestones in the history of the European Union on the dedicated EU60 webpages.

 

European Solidarity Corps

Volunteer

 

The European Solidarity Corps is a brand new EU initiative. It creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. The projects will cover a wide range of issues, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities. They will last from two to twelve months and will normally be located somewhere inside the EU. Anyone over 17 can register online although the participation is open only for 18-30 year olds. Find out more ...

 

 

Statistics 4 Beginnerscomputer stats

 

At first glance, statistics might be difficult to understand. Eurostat have created Statistics 4 Beginners to make the world of statistics a bit easier both for pupils and students as well as for all those with an interest in statistics.

Statistics can answer questions posed at different occasions in everyday life: Is society heading in the direction promised by politicians? Is unemployment up or down? Are there more CO2emissions compared with ten years ago? How many women have a job? How is my country's economy performing compared to other EU Member States? Statistics 4 Beginners has two workbooks currently to help you understand and use statistics.  


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