Study Hacks » About Who Are You? My name is Cal Newport. When I started this blog in the summer of 2007, I was a Ph.D candidate at MIT. ENVI - Environment DG Additional tools The Directorate-General for the Environment is one of the more than 40 Directorates-General and services that make up the European Commission. Commonly referred to as DG Environment, the objective of the Directorate-General is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations.
Funding - Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion The European Commission provides funding for projects relating to employment, social affairs and social inclusion through the following programmes. European Social Fund (ESF) The ESF funds projects designed to help people improve their work skills and job prospects. To apply, public and private organisations should contact the ESF managing authorities in their country. The European Commission sets funding priorities but is not directly involved in selecting projects. More about the ESFESF in your country COMP - DG Competition Competition Policy in the European Union The European Commission, together with the national competition authorities, directly enforces EU competition rules, Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), to make EU markets work better, by ensuring that all companies compete equally and fairly on their merits. This benefits consumers, businesses and the European economy as a whole. Within the Commission, the Directorate-General (DG) for Competition is primarily responsible for these direct enforcement powers. More…
BUDG - Directorate-General for Budget The task of the Directorate-General for Budget is to secure from the budgetary authority - the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers - the resources needed to implement the Union's policies, to encourage sound management of Community funds and to account for the use of appropriations. It is made up of five directorates based in Brussels and has almost 420 staff. The budgetary role of the Directorate-General is to manage Community expenditure in the medium-term financial perspective and at the same time to ensure that the annual budgetary procedure runs smoothly by promoting a constructive dialogue between the institutions.
European Social Fund The ESF is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe’s human capital – its workers, its young people and all those seeking a job. ESF financing of EUR 10 billion a year is improving job prospects for millions of Europeans, in particular those who find it difficult to get work. The European Union is committed to creating more and better jobs and a socially inclusive society. Treemaps for space-constrained visualization of hierarchies Started Dec. 26th, 1998 by Later updates by Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant - Last update Sept 2014 Our treemap products: Treemap 4.0: General treemap tool (Free demo version, plus licensing information for full package) PhotoMesa: Zoomable image library browser (Free demo version, plus licensing information for full package) Treemap Algorithms and Algorithm Animations (Open source Java code)
JUST - Justice - Justice, fundamental rights and citizenship policies are based on Europeans' most cherished values and principles, such as democracy, freedom, tolerance and the rule of law. In today's Europe, millions of citizens are involved in cross-border situations - either in their private lives, through their work or studies, or as consumers. The creation of the Directorate-General Justice reflects the new opportunities of the Lisbon Treaty to improve the everyday lives of EU citizens. We offer practical solutions to cross-border problems, so that citizens feel at ease about living, travelling and working in another Member State and trust that their rights are protected no matter where in the European Union they happen to be. DG Justice mission Organisation of Directorate General Justice