COP 23 Day 1: Building the Foundation of the Talanoa Dialogue at COP 23

For those that follow international climate negotiations, little inspires excitement as much as the first day of a COP. This morning, participants from all over the world made their way to the Bonn and Bula zones to start side events, actions and negotiations. Regardless of the zone, as participants discuss what to expect in the next … Continue reading COP 23 Day 1: Building the Foundation of the Talanoa Dialogue at COP 23

The role of business in the 2030 sustainability agenda

by Diana Carter The annual European Business Summit brings together policymakers, senior business executives, journalists and think tanks to address issues affecting the future of Europe. The 2017 edition included the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conference organized by CSR Europe, a European network of businesses focused on promoting sustainable practices amongst its members. The conference … Continue reading The role of business in the 2030 sustainability agenda

Trade at the European Business Summit 2017

by Delphine Joos Brexit, the ongoing migration crisis and the rise of populism have led to a significant change in global politics. This combined with the election of the American President Trump  has encouraged a major shift in the economic and political world – established agreements and old trading partners have to review their alliances … Continue reading Trade at the European Business Summit 2017

EBS 2017: European Economic Diplomacy

by Delphine Joos Since the economic and financial crisis and the emergence of new economic powers, the economy has become the main driver of political influence in the EU.  As the Lisbon treaty introduced new EU competencies on foreign direct investments and the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the importance of economic … Continue reading EBS 2017: European Economic Diplomacy

Opportunities in E-healthcare

by Yee Theng Ng Over the past few years, innovation in the healthcare industry has given rise to digitalisation to embrace integrated care solutions. The ability to harness big data could radically transform healthcare systems. Patients can be actively engaged in disease prevention and management, and receive quicker diagnosis. Healthcare providers can also zero in on … Continue reading Opportunities in E-healthcare

Are universities contributing to the economic development of Europe?

by Paloma Cantero Gómez.  The role of universities as the most remarkable provider of knowledge and skills has to be able to adjust to the needs of a flexible and fast-changing reality. There is a current mismatch between the educational system and the labor market. Schools and universities are producing standardised individuals with standardised sets … Continue reading Are universities contributing to the economic development of Europe?

Brussels School of International Studies Conference 2017: The Disappearing State

The YEL Delegation was generously sponsored by the Brussels School of International Studies.  The BSIS 2017 Conference in review: Storify Day 1 and Day 2.  YEL Delegate Aimee Feeney interviews Dr. Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO Read Aimee’s article “Boosting Intelligence Capacities and Sharing to Strengthen Counter-terrorism in Europe“. YEL Delegate Agnese Ciliano … Continue reading Brussels School of International Studies Conference 2017: The Disappearing State

Boosting Intelligence Capacities and Sharing to Strengthen Counter-terrorism in Europe

by Aimee Feeney, YEL Delegate to BSIS 2017 Conference It has been just over a year since the European continent was shaken by two terrorist attacks at its symbolic heart. On the 22nd March 2016, two bomb blasts occurred, one at Zaventem airport and the other at Maelbeek metro station in the centre of Brussels, … Continue reading Boosting Intelligence Capacities and Sharing to Strengthen Counter-terrorism in Europe

The Effects of the Emergence of Renewable Energies on Business Models in today’s Power Industry: A Primer

by Romy Abou Farhat and Alexander Pfeiffer The rapid growth of decentralised renewable energy (RE) technologies, such as wind and solar has already influenced change in the traditional centralised power supply business models around the world. It has complemented fossil fuel generation to meet the increasing electricity demand in some regions, and disrupted traditional energy … Continue reading The Effects of the Emergence of Renewable Energies on Business Models in today’s Power Industry: A Primer

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