Foreword; Part I. Survey Articles: 1. The motivic vanishing cycles and the conservation conjecture J. Ayoub; 2. On the theory of 1-motives L. Barbieri-Viale; 3. Motivic decomposition for resolutions of threefolds M. de Cataldo and L. Migliorini; 4. Correspondences and transfers F. D´eglise; 5. Algebraic cycles and singularities of normal functions M. Green and Ph. Griffiths; 6. Zero cycles on singular varieties A. Krishna and V. Srinivas; 7. Modular curves, modular surfaces and modular fourfolds D. Ramakrishnan.