Factchecking high success in France

Last debate for presidential election this sunday have put the light on the factchecking ! « Le veritometre » a french organisation who publish a blog checking public declarations against facts and reality. During the presidential debale Veritometre team has live checked 137 references issued by Niocolas Sarkozy (French President) and his last opponent socialist Francois Hollande.
Then « Veritometre » publish the exact figures described by the candidates. In some cases the numbers alleged by the candidates were true, other were totally false or not totally in accordance with reality !
Veritometre is issued by an organisation gathering jounalists and is working on France and Europe, next they  also check US references !
As presidential debale has nearly no winner, newspapers issued that the real winner of the debate is « Le Veritometre !

EU : ICT is one of the 3 areas with the biggest job potential in the future

« Job creation must become a real European priority » said László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. While unemployment is hitting records across the 27 EU member states, European Commission presents a set of measures to boost jobs. It also identifies ICT as one of the 3 areas with the biggest job potential in the future. « All together, the green economy, the health and new technology sectors will create more than 20 millions of jobs in the years to come. Member States need to seize these opportunities, mobilize existing resources and stimulate their labour market in close cooperation with the social partners. » said Barroso. In pratical terms, members states are encourage hiring by reducing taxes on labour or supporting business start-ups more. The employment package aims to create a genuine EU labour market to restore growth and to face major structural changes and includes proposals such as :
– Exploit the big job potential areas for the future such as the green economy where 20 million jobs could be created between now and 2020 and to include green employment into their’ National Job Plans, strengthening green skills intelligence
– Support an increase in highly qualified ICT labour and promote digital skills across the workforce.
– To improve the matching of jobs with job-seekers, the package proposes to transform the EURES job seeker portal into a true European placement and recruitment tool and foresees (as of 2013) innovative online self-service applications to provide users instantly with a clear geographical mapping of European job offers.

Web Developer and Online Advertising Manager two of the best jobs for 2012

CareerCast.com ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. To compile its list, the firm primarily used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies. 

From the 200 jobs, there are several Internet related Jobs in the top 15 of the ranking: Software Engineer, Web Developer, Online Advertising Manager and Computer Systems Analyst.

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European e-Skills Week stakeholders opening conference 19 March 2012, Brussels

The Stakeholders opening conference of the European e-Skills Week 2012 will take place on 19 March in Brussels, Belgium.  It will bring together all stakeholders – such as high-level public authorities, key industry representatives and research organisations – to discuss the current situation and needs of the e-Skilled workforce.

The event will feature a plenary session on e-Skills policy in practice, as well as panel debates on the topic of e-Skills with both young people and ICT professionals.

Venue:  European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Address: Jacques Delors Building, JDE 62 (6th floor), 99 rue Belliard, B-1040
Time:  19 March, 10.15 – 19.30
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The European e-Skills Week 2012 launched!

Organized by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet, together with the European Commission – DG Enterprise and Industry -, the second European e-Skills week will take place on 26 -30 March 2012.

The event will be focused on showing people how to get jobs and e-skills for life in the digital age. Options for education, training, and opportunities for jobs and growth will be a highlight, and will demonstrate why ICT is so important for any new job.

Preparatory work for the European e-Skills Week 2012 will commence in December 2011 and activities will continue up until May 2012.


LLP Infoday 2012, 28 October, Brussels

Organised by the European Commission (Direction General Education and Culture) and the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency, The Infoday 2012 wants to give useful information on the priorities of the 2012 call and what’s new to the programme. The event will also provide practical advice on the preparation and submission of proposals, and on the management of grants.

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