Esmeralda Altmeyer In early December I had the opportunity to join the World Climate Conference that took part in Katowice, Poland. The COP24 (Conference of Parties) is the annual worlds highest-level decision making body on climate change, organized by UNFCCC, the United Nations organisation on climate change. COP24 in Katowice was especially crucial as it … Continue reading When the Global Survival is at Stake
I am Carmen Huidobro and, thanks to the Young European Leadership (YEL) organisation, I was able to attend the first week of COP24 as media delegate. The “observer” status allowed me not only to fulfil my delegate role by attending open meetings, side-events and interviewing several stakeholders, but also to see with my own eyes and reflect … Continue reading The Role of Youth: Young Professionals, COP24 and Climate Change.
By Luisa de Simone ¡Hola! My name is Luisa De Simone and I was the EU Head Delegate to the Y20 Argentina 2018. From the 13th to the 18th of August 2018, Mark Coles and I had the honour of representing the European Union at the Y20 Summit in Córdoba, Argentina. As mentioned by Mark … Continue reading Discussing Youth Issues at the Y20 in Córdoba, Argentina
By Mark Coles Hello! My name’s Mark Coles and along with Luisa De Simone I was lucky enough to be selected as YEL’s delegate for Y20 (Youth 20) summit in Cordoba, Argentina. I’ve been a long a long way, both metaphorically and physically…13,000km in fact, but having recently returned I was asked to share a … Continue reading Shaking the Present… Y20 2018 Argentina
by Frederik Kussé The first role for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the EU was created by the Treaty of Amsterdam, which came into effect in 1999, and was expanded with the Treaty of Lisbon a decade later. After almost 20 years of joint foreign affairs at a European level, what has been the … Continue reading “This is the starting point for the European awareness of our own role in the world.” – Federica Mogherini
By Philip Frey On June 23rd 2016, the world experienced a major earthquake. Not a seismic event, but among many, a political and economic earthquake. The aftershocks of Brexit are still been felt, with the departure date of the United Kingdom from the European Union less than a year away. Everyone involved and influenced by … Continue reading Brussels, Brexit and the Future of Television Channels
By Maxi Pethö-Schramm The European Commission (EC) has estimated that digital innovation will increase the annual European industrial output by €110 bn. So far, Europe has on average only reached 12% of its digitisation potential, ranging from 10% in Germany to 18% in the UK. Europe is underperforming relative to the US, which has reached … Continue reading How to digitise EU industry?
By Rustam Baratov The global number of refugees continues to rise, and the role of the private sector is therefore inevitable to support the long-term sustainable integration of refugees. Almost one-third of all refugees are moving outside of Africa, and Europe — countries, such as Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, respectively 3.5 million registered by the government … Continue reading How Can Business Support Refugees?
By Clara Bütow What role does creativity play for business innovation, profits and talent management? I had the pleasure to attend a session called Creativity at the Heart of Business: a Key to Success? at the European Business Summit in Brussels. The panel discussion on creativity brought together leaders from corporate, entrepreneurial and artistic fields … Continue reading Creativity at the Heart of Businesses: a Key to Success?
By Xènia Greenhalgh Consistent themes running throughout the European Business Summit 2018 of digitalisation, artificial intelligence, Sustainable Development Goals and the circular economy, all culminated in a roundtable on the second day of the event – “Mainstreaming sustainability in the public and private sector: What role for innovation?” This question is perhaps the most important … Continue reading Mainstreaming Sustainability: Dream or Reality?