The Guest Blog

Guest blogpost by Julia A. Glidden, managing director of 21c Consultancy. Despite all the buzz about Open Data these days one hears very little about the practical steps that a city administrator needs to take to open local government data and unleash innovation. Too often Open Data advocates, for all their commitment and passion, forget… » read more

Posted by Laurens Cerulus

Guest post by Peter Matjaši, President of the European Youth Forum. Today the European Youth Forum, along with the European Students’ Union (ESU), has published an open letter to five UK universities, which are taking a stand against unpaid internships and are from now on refusing to advertise these (undoubtedly popular) unpaid internships to their… » read more

Posted by Blogactiv Team

Guest blog post de Arnaud Gavard, chargé de campagne chez “merci la mode” pour une mode sans fourrure et responsable de la collecte “ethicScience”. Cette semaine, les acteurs de la filière fourrure sont attendus au Parlement Européen pour exposer leurs arguments. Une communication séduisante et inventive qui ne suffit pas à cacher la vérité. Les… » read more

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La Conseillère communale d’Ixelles, Solange Pitroipa a fait voter une motion sur l’Europe à l’unanimité au Conseil communal du 28 novembre 2013. Solange Pitroipa est conseillère communale (MR) d’Ixelles et conseillère de Police de la Zone Bruxelles Capitale – Ixelles. Le siège de la plus grande assemblée démocratique du monde, le Parlement européen, est élu… » read more

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Sustainable communication, both with the European Union member states and the European institutions, must be a priority of any European capital. Over the last couple of years Romania has made progress in this regard, but still has some steps to go in order to achieve sustainability. What do we need to achieve this? What is… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

The left of European politics needs to acknowledge the dual character of the EU. On one hand it is peaceful force for international co-operation and human rights, yet on the other it is business-centric bureaucracy that forces austerity on some of the poorest of people. The challenge for the left it is to be able… » read more

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Does an environmental policy at the European level have a chance? Most EU states want to keep it a national competency, although the economic crisis pushes them to do frequent cost-benefit analyses. In a time when every job counts, governments are not comfortable in taking measures that lead to layoffs in industries, regardless of pollution.… » read more

Posted by Dan Luca

Guest post by Christal Morehouse, Senior Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Europe is pioneering a new era of human history. It will become the first continent to decline demographically based on the free will of its citizens, and in times of peace and relative prosperity. As the baby boomer generation exits European labor markets… » read more

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Guest post by Mikuláš Dzurinda, president of the Centre for European Studies (CES) and former Prime Minister of Slovakia. The topic of young people and politics has recently been outside of the comfort zone of many politicians. There is sometimes an – to my opinion erroneous – gloomy perception of young people being absent from… » read more

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