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Survey: Lack of reforms for education and migration in the EU member states

In different areas the EU member states need reforms - especially in the fields of education and migration. That shows our Europe-wide survey under national experts.

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Interview: Child Poverty: 3 Questions – 3 Answers

Growing up in Poverty affects children’s lives and their future opportunities to a large extent. Anette Stein, director and family policy expert of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, gives some answers on this urgent issue.

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Child poverty: Child poverty in Europe

Child poverty is being discussed as one of the most relevant problems all over the world. In many – but not all – European countries, it is not so much an issue of a lack of basic goods such as food and shelter. In fact, child poverty means deprivation in terms of goods and services that are regarded as customary in a given country as well as lacking opportunities to fully participate in society and in education. It is important to take a closer look at child poverty and its effects in order to discuss strategies to improve children’s lives and their future opportunities.

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Newsletter Archiv: NEUE STIMMEN

Relevant information about all activities concerning NEUE STIMMEN Competition, Creating Careers, Master Classes, seminars and concerts.

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Singing Competition: Starting shot for the NEUE STIMMEN 2017: Apply now!

Until March 31 young opera singers from around the world have the chance to submit their application for our NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. Participating in the competition can be a crucial step for launching a high-profile career, as the current success of 2013 prizewinner Nadine Sierra shows.

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Concert: Eleventh NEUE STIMMEN Master Class concludes with gala concert

Thirteen young opera singers from twelve nations took to the stage on Saturday evening for the concert concluding the 2016 NEUE STIMMEN Master Class. The performers had spent the previous week working intensively with internationally renowned instructors on their vocal technique, stage presence and personal development.

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Singing Competition: Follow NEUE STIMMEN's bright young opera talents

On Saturday, October 22nd, NEUE STIMMEN's 11th Master Class got underway with 13 talented young opera singers working to improve their vocal performance and stage presence with internationally renowned artists and coaches. This year, for the first time ever, opera enthusiasts can follow developments live with this year's Master Class!

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Study: Recognizing non-formal and informal competences

European countries need a binding validation system for non-formally or informally acquired competences to establish equal opportunity on the employment market and utilize the potential of refugees. Seven European countries have demonstrated how such systems can be designed.

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Singing Competition: Elsa Dreisig and Anatoli Sivko win the NEUE STIMMEN 2015

The final is over: Elsa Dreisig from France and Anatoli Sivko from Belarus are the winners of the 16. International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN. In a high-class final in Stadthalle Gütersloh they prevailed against strong competitors.

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Singing Competition: 11 young singers qualify for the NEUE STIMMEN finals

NEUE STIMMEN finals, here we come! In the semifinals of the international singing competition on Thursday, the jury selected five female and six male singers for the grand concert on Saturday. The French soprano Elsa Dreisig won the people's choice award.