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A Czech developer helps fellow students learn remotely

As students all over the world were making the transition to online learning last spring, 17-year-old Matěj Krček, a Google Developer Group member, realized that many of his fellow students in Czechia needed tutorials in their native language on how to use Google Workspace.Matěj usually works on coding and programming projects within his Google Developer Group, a program that connects local developers with similar interests, and it gave him a deep familiarity with Google technologies.  He realiz...
Tags: Google, Education, Developers, Google Calendar, Matej, Czechia, Google in Europe, Google Developer Group, Jennfier Kohl, Matěj Krček, Czech Ministry of Education Conference, Czech Ministry of Education Conference He, Ivana Kopkova, Google YouTube Channel


Startup advice from our Accelerator: Europe graduates

Despite all of its challenges, 2020 was a year of rapid development and expansion for the inaugural class of the Google for Startups Accelerator: Europe, an intensive three-month program designed to help growth-stage companies build their businesses. Dialing in from six countries across Europe and Israel, the nine participating startups each spent over 150 hours working with 75 industry mentors and Google experts, sharpening their skills in technology, product design, customer acquisition and le...
Tags: Google, Europe, Israel, Entrepreneurs, Google Analytics, Cristian, Laszlo, Google in Europe, Yosh, Infermedica, Sami Kizilbash, Tomasz Domino the COO, Attila AlGharawi, Marta Czarnecka, Cristian Mezei, Katarzyna Dorsey


Celebrating Fredy Hirsch’s queer legacy of bravery

The day I first learned about Fredy Hirsch was a normal workday in 2017. I’d just gotten off the bus and was walking to my home in south Tel Aviv. I’d recently been spending my commutes listening to the six-hour testimony of Dina Gottliebová Babbitt, an artist and Holocaust survivor, on the USC Shoah Foundation’s YouTube channel. I was absorbed in the story of her heroic and traumatic experiences as a young woman in the Theresienstadt ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then she started talking about...
Tags: Google, Germany, Tel Aviv, Doodles, Auschwitz, Auschwitz Birkenau, Czechoslovakia, Theresienstadt, Hirsch, Germany Israel, Fredy, USC Shoah Foundation, Google in Europe, Google in the Middle East, Fredy Hirsch, Eliran Levy


Discover the artist who could hear colors

If you’ve ever tried to describe colors with words, chances are you struggled to find the exact terms to convey what your eyes perceive, and you end up resorting to metaphors. In the dictionary, red is described as resembling the color of blood. Blue gets compared to  a clear sky. Green almost always finds itself aligned with grass and growing foliage. But what if you could use other senses to draw parallels between colors and sounds? That’s the creative endeavour that Vassily Kandinsky set to p...
Tags: Google, Russia, Green, Paul Klee, Pharrell Williams, Wassily Kandinsky, Arts And Culture, Centre Pompidou, Pompidou, Neuilly, Sky Blue, Kandinsky, Google Arts Culture, Google in Europe, Vassily Kandinsky, Serge Lasvignes


Building a safer internet, from Europe to Africa

Whether searching for answers in Antwerp or Abidjan, people expect Google services to be designed with their safety in mind. And that’s especially true for the one third of the world’s internet-connected population who reside in the countries of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. That’s why the region is also home to a steadily growing number of Google investments in digital safety, and teams who specialize in keeping the internet more secure. A second global safety hub in Europe In 2019, w...
Tags: Google, Europe, Germany, Africa, Spain, Munich, Morocco, Middle East, Portugal, Dublin, Safety And Security, Antwerp, Abidjan, UK Italy, Google in Europe, GSEC


GSEC Dublin: A content responsibility center for Europe

Protecting people from harmful content and making our products safer for everyone is core to the work of many different teams across Google and YouTube. When it comes to the content on our platforms, we have a responsibility to safeguard the people and businesses using our products, and to do so with clear, transparent policies and processes. Today, we’re announcing our second Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC)—and our first focused on content responsibility—to be located in our European...
Tags: Google, Europe, Munich, Dublin, DUBLIN Ireland, Public Policy, Irish Research Council, Google in Europe, GSEC, Google Safety Engineering Center GSEC, Amanda Storey


Help build a digital future in Central and Eastern Europe

Technology has been a lifeline for many European businesses and communities throughout the pandemic—from helping people find accurate health information and buy groceries online to finding new ways to learn and stay connected with loved ones. But equally, the pandemic has also widened the social divide, putting disadvantaged groups at risk of being further left behind. As economies embark on a path to recovery, creating an accessible digital future for everyone will be vital.  To help fill that ...
Tags: Google, Africa, Slovenia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Google.org, Eastern Europe, Europe Middle East, Matt Brittin, Google in Europe, Digital Nation, Riga Tech Girls


Help build a digital future in Central & Eastern Europe

Technology has been a lifeline for many European businesses and communities throughout the pandemic—from helping people find accurate health information and buy groceries online to finding new ways to learn and stay connected with loved ones. But equally, the pandemic has also widened the social divide, putting disadvantaged groups at risk of being further left behind. As economies embark on a path to recovery, creating an accessible digital future for everyone will be vital.  To help fill that ...
Tags: Google, Africa, Slovenia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Google.org, Eastern Europe, Europe Middle East, Matt Brittin, Google in Europe, Digital Nation, Riga Tech Girls


Supporting retail through Comparison Shopping Services

In 2020, people around the globe benefited from digital services more than ever. Internet usage has increased by 60 percent. E-commerce trade across the European Union has posted double-digit percentage growth since last year. Searches for the phrase “how to buy online” have jumped 200 percent worldwide.Retailers are trying to adapt and meet evolving customer demands amidst the challenges brought on by the pandemic. At Google, we care deeply about helping retailers and providing our users with t...
Tags: Google, Europe, Africa, European Union, Css, Middle East, Google in Europe, Martijn van der Zee, Frederic Abrard, Comparison Shopping Services, CSS Program, Producthero


A more private web can help businesses grow

Ads play a major role in sustaining the free and open web. They support great content and services from a diverse range of creators and publishers. They help companies of all sizes reach customers more efficiently than ever before. Yet people’s expectations for the collection and use of data are changing, which means the web as we know it—free, open and ad-supported—is changing, too. Internet platforms, web browsers and ad-blocking features are promising more privacy by blocking common technolog...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Ads, Competition And Markets Authority, Information Commissioner 's Office, Public Policy, Google in Europe, Nicola Roviaro


Our data centers support Europe's green economic recovery

In 2020, families, schools and businesses moved online more than ever due to the pandemic. All the Google services you rely on are powered by our data centers, and we’ve had to ensure this infrastructure works for everyone as demand increased—for businesses using Google Cloud and Google Meet, and for anyone who asks a question on Search, watches a YouTube video, or uses Google Maps to get from A to B. In the last few weeks, we’ve added new infrastructure to Europe that supports the continent’s d...
Tags: Google, Europe, Sustainability, Ireland, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Matt Brittin, Hamina Finland, Fredericia, Google in Europe, Data Centers and Infrastructure, Fredericia Denmark, EU Green Deal, Sanna Marin, Belgium Sweden Denmark Finland


Stadia arrives in eight new European countries

We created Stadia to make great games more accessible. You don’t need to buy new hardware because Stadia works with the things you already own: laptops, desktops, compatible phones and tablets, and popular game controllers. And Stadia works instantly, without waiting for your games to download or update.Now millions more people can play games on Stadia as it becomes available in eight new European countries. If you’re in Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia or Switzerla...
Tags: Instagram, Switzerland, Stadia, YouTube Twitter Facebook, Google in Europe, Night City, Samuel Peterson, Creed Valhalla


5 reasons to watch startups in Central and Eastern Europe

In 2015 we opened Google for Startups Campus Warsaw, a dedicated space in the middle of the city’s bustling Praga district, where startups can receive training and mentorship. We opened our doors to founders from across the region because we passionately believe they’re the ones shaping the future of their countries’ economies, and we have the resources and connections to help them grow. In the past five years, Campus Warsaw has become a hub for programs and events (welcoming 100,000 visitors in...
Tags: Google, Europe, Entrepreneurs, Poland, Romania, Warsaw, Eastern Europe, Praga, Poland Romania, Google in Europe, Campus Warsaw, Michał Kramarz, Google for Startups Campus Warsaw, Startup Poland, Joanna Fedorowicz


How Google is helping me connect with family this year

In a normal year, my family would be planning for our 12-hour flight to South Africa, my home country, to see family for the holidays. But since we can’t do that this year, we’re trying to reimagine the usual gatherings and traditions—the same way we’ve already reimagined work, school, birthdays and other holidays.I’ve been thinking back to how we coped with lockdown in March and April, and using that to figure out how to close out the year. Like every other family with small children, I am not ...
Tags: Google, UK, Netflix, South Africa, Croatia, Max, Mary Poppins, Granny, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Google in Europe, Google Meet, Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Mini, Laurian Clemence


Oakland Care and Nest help residents connect for the holidays

Editor's note: This story is guest authored by Aaron White, Business Services Manager at Oakland Care, a leading provider of residential care homes in the United Kingdom.The current pandemic has been devastating in many ways, and as someone who works for a group of care homes, Oakland Care, it’s been particularly heartbreaking to see its effects on our residents. UK Government guidelines required care homes to ensure residents maintain a social distance from their loved ones. Visits from sons, d...
Tags: Google, UK, London, United Kingdom, Max, Winnie, Margaret, Carole, Aaron White, Google Nest, Google in Europe, Volara, Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub Max, Oakland Care, Aaron White Business Services


The U.K.'s top nostalgic films: Access now on Pixel's 5G

With so many countries now returning to various forms of lock down, and winter steadily drawing in, many of us are turning to our favorite films and movie moments to find some familiarity in a time of uncertainty. In other words, we’re embracing nostalgia.And why not? The movies we love are usually steeped in happy memories, attached to dreamy locations or feature music that temporarily transports us out of the present moment. They bring us joy and a sense of change, breaking up some of the mono...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, UK, United Kingdom, Brian, Pixel, Cheung, Google in Europe, University of Winchester, Yee Cheung, Laurian Clemence, Google Commerce Limited Google, Google Play Store UK


International Students' Day: In pursuit of freedom

On November 17, 1939, in Prague, a chemistry student named Jaroslav Franc woke up to blasts of machine gun rounds and nearby shouting. His college building was being stormed by Nazi soldiers, who were retaliating against Czechoslovak students for their repeated revolts against the current Nazi occupation of their country. Jaroslav and 1200 other university students were soon arrested and transported to a concentration camp. Czechoslovak universities were ordered to shut down. After being ...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, Nazis, Prague, Nazi, Arts And Culture, Jaroslav, Google in Europe, Liudmila Kobyakova, Jaroslav Franc, International Students ' Council


New settings for smart features and personalization in Gmail

People have come to expect a lot from their email. But whether you’re an inbox zero master or a never-archiver, you want your email experience to be easy and secure. Since 2004, many have grown to love Gmail for its time-saving and security features. From assistive writing capabilities to high priority notifications to blocking more than 99.9 percent of spam, phishing and malware from reaching your inbox, we built Gmail to make communication less of a chore.In the same way, people have come to e...
Tags: Google, Europe, Gmail, Google in Europe, Google Safety Engineering Center, Google Workspace, Maalika Manoharan


Joining the European Commission’s Pact for Skills

During the pandemic, online tools have been a lifeline, helping us to stay connected, learn and work remotely and support local businesses. These same tools are vital to help Europe’s economic recovery, where we see an urgent need for new sets of digital skills. In fact, research conducted by Google and The McKinsey Global Institute before COVID-19 shows that, to ensure job creation, more than 90 million workers may need to develop significant new skills.The pandemic has only accelerated this tr...
Tags: Google, Europe, Greece, Africa, Italy, Middle East, European Commission, Bayer, ARD, Korina, McKinsey Global Institute, Noemi, Google in Europe, INCO, Grow With Google, Google Career Certificates


We supported 662 journalism projects in Europe

Five years ago, as we saw news publishers shifting towards digital formats and trying new ways of doing things in the internet era, we set up the Digital News Innovation (DNI) Fund to promote innovation and quality journalism. The €150 million program ran until 2019 and supported 662 digital news projects across Europe. Today we’re releasing a final impact report to show where the funds went and how publishers used them. Applicants were able to pitch for projects of up to €1 million, focu...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Germany, Digital, Eu, Portugal, Poland, Estonia, Le Monde, NPD, Lithuania Latvia, Delfi, GNI, Google in Europe, Ludovic Blecher


The Digital Services Act must not harm Europe’s economic recovery

In this extraordinary year, people and businesses are asking more, not less, from technology and technology companies. For many of us, and for many businesses, digital tools have been a lifeline during lockdown, helping us work, shop, find customers, connect with loved ones and get the latest public health information.Helpful digital tools that serve millions of people don’t happen by accident—they need investment and rules that encourage that investment and innovation.  Twenty years ago, the Eu...
Tags: Google, Europe, Eu, European Union, European Commission, DSA, Public Policy, Google in Europe, Karan Bhatia, COVID


Meet the startups joining our accelerator program

Back in July, we announced Google for Startups Accelerator: Europe, a three-month program designed to help European and Israeli startups access Google’s products and experts to grow their businesses. Today, we’re announcing the nine selected participants, who come from six countries and are solving a variety of challenges—from health and education tech to app development and e-commerce.AppFarm (Norway): Enables companies to create cloud-based, tailored applications in days, not months, without e...
Tags: Google, Europe, Israel, Entrepreneurs, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Norway, Google Cloud, Google in Europe, Yosh, Agnieszka Hryniewicz Bieniek, Infermedica, Piotr Orzechowski, Akinator


Creativity in a crisis

As the realities of a global pandemic sank in and the UK went into lockdown, children and young people employed their everyday surroundings as inspiration for creativity. Kitchen tables, living room floors and gardens were transformed into art studios. The hand-drawn rainbows that started appearing in windows across England in early spring were one of many signals that young people want to be heard, and that they are able to respond to the current crisis in an artistic way. Google Arts & Culture...
Tags: Google, UK, England, Birmingham, Arts And Culture, Ben, Google Arts Culture, Google in Europe, Edinburgh College of Art, Luisella Mazza, Danielle Arts Council England, Louis Arts Council England Self Portrait, Savannah Arts Council England, Savannah Arts Council England Rainbow, Matilda Arts Council England jpg Rainbow, Matilda Arts Council England Parents


A new partnership with Spain's public service media

Public service media organizations (PSMs) have long played a critical role in delivering trusted information, entertainment and education, and investing in local cultures and showcasing them to the world. In Europe alone there are 69 PSMs, which together invest €19.5 billion each year in local content and operate a combined 939 TV and radio stations. At Google we have long-standing partnerships with PSMs around the world, with one of the most recent being RTVE in Spain. Similar to the BBC or CBC...
Tags: Google, Europe, Spain, Bbc, RTVE, Google in Europe, Gestmusic, Andy Thoms, CBC RTVE, Operación Triunfo, RTVE Digital, Google Cloud Platform RTVE, RTVE Institute


How we're supporting climate action in European cities

Climate action can have the biggest impact in cities, which are responsible for 70 percent of the world's CO₂ emissions. That’s why we committed to helping more than 500 cities reduce 1 gigaton of carbon emissions annually by 2030 as part of our ambitious plan for climate action. To help reach that goal, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, with grant support from Google.org, is funding six projects. The projects will use actionable data to test new strategies that can reduce emissions an...
Tags: Google, Europe, Maps, Berlin, Sustainability, Greater Manchester, Google Earth, City Council, Copenhagen, Latin America, Nantes, Paris France, Birmingham England, Loire, Google in Europe, Rowan Barnett


Supporting quality journalism in Europe

Every day, millions of people in Europe use Google to find information. In today’s uncertain and fast changing world, quality journalism is more important than ever. That’s why our goal in Search is to provide you with the most relevant and authoritative information available. We share a common cause with news publishers: supporting quality journalism to help create a more informed world. We want to play our part in supporting the future of journalism. We already provide significant investments ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Deloitte, Google News, Matt Brittin, Bergamo, Digital News Initiative, Belgium the Netherlands, Google in Europe, COVID, Google News Showcase, Eco di Bergamo


$2 million for Black founders to build a more equitable future

If we want technology to work for everyone, it needs to be built by everyone. Today, with less than 0.5 percent of venture capital (VC) funding going to Black-led startups, and Black people making upless than 3 percent of the VC community,  Black founders in Europe disproportionately lack access to the networks and capital needed to grow their businesses.Following Google’s commitment earlier this year to building a more equitable future for everyone, today we’re creating a $2 million Black Found...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Rachael, MartA, Diversity and Inclusion, Google in Europe, Ivan Beckley, Google for Startups, Audiomob, Shirley Billot, Elizabeth Nyeko, Google for Startups team


Powering economic recovery through retail

Progetto Quid is a small fashion business in Verona, Italy that provides employment opportunities for women coming out of difficult situations. When the company closed its stores during the lockdown, it  started making non-medical masks,  safeguarding its business and the future of its workers. Within two months they’d sold 700,000 masks, using Google Ads to reach their customers. As a result of switching production they were able to retain their entire staff.This is just one of many stories of ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Small Business, France, Germany, Africa, Spain, Middle East, Verona Italy, Matt Brittin, Merchant Center, HDE, Google in Europe, Google in Africa, France Germany Italy Spain


Painter and pioneer: Artemisia at The National Gallery

Artemisia Gentileschi didn’t fit the mold of the typical 17th-century Italian gentlewoman. At a time when women had limited opportunities to pursue artistic training, Artemisia forged a career for herself and established an international reputation. Thanks to a collaboration with The National Gallery, which is hosting the first major retrospective of Artemisia in the U.K., Google Arts & Culture is bringing Artemisia’s story to life online. The exclusive digital retrospective unites 14 of her inc...
Tags: London, Rome, Florence, Catherine, Alexandria, Arts And Culture, Magdalene, Mary Magdalene, Caesar, Saint Catherine, Google in Europe, Orazio, Artemisia, Luisella Mazza, The National Gallery, Marlborough House


World Tourism Day: How digital skills can support recovery

After months of isolation while living in quarantine, travel is the leisure activity that I miss the most. And I’m not alone. Our research, conducted with the Boston Consulting Group, shows that 31 percent of people hope to plan leisure travel once they feel safe enough to do so. World Tourism day is coming up on September 27, and Search trends show that people have the travel bug: In June, the top three travel-related Search queries were: “When can we travel again?” “When will international tra...
Tags: Google, Europe, Greece, France, Nigeria, Africa, Spain, Search, Middle East, Un, Boston Consulting Group, South Africa Kenya, Atout France, Traveltech, Google in Europe, Google in Africa