Governance of global and regional challenges has become an increasingly difficult task.The US and Europe should leverage stronger transatlantic ties to engage other countries, from a position of strength. This approach should guide transatlantic cooperation in critical regional contexts as well as on the global stage
European cities today are more diverse than ever before. Immigration, socio-economic inequalities, spatial segregation and a diversity of identities and lifestyles are all contributing factors. The challenges faced by urban policymakers and institutions to meet the needs of Europe’s increasingly diverse population are numerous and complex.
The principal aim of DIVERCITIES is to examine how Europe can benefit from diversity. The project’s central hypothesis is that urban diversity is an asset. It can inspire creativity and innovation. Create cities that are more liveable and harmonious. Stimulate local and national economies and make European cities more competitive.
Young people across Europe are not politically disengaged as is commonly assumed, a research study has found.
In fact, most of them vote and fully support democracy, even if they think things could be improved and politics should become more about the common good and less about corporate and elite interest. That’s the take-home message from the EU-funded study MYPLACE, whose findings across 14 European countries including Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the UK revealed that 42 % of young people, defined as 16 to 25 years old, are interested in politics, and 70 % of those who are eligible voted in their last national election.
Dramatic changes are underway in global politics. GR:EEN project aims to help Europe’s policymakers respond in a way that ensures European values and objectives continue to influence the evolution of global norms and policies.
Demands have long been heard for making civil society visible in national and transnational statistics by pulling it out of categories that it has so far been hiding in. Until now, only three European countries have actually done this. However, as the June 1, 2015 conference, “A statistical revolution in data on the third sector in Europe” held by the Third Sector Impact project has shown, a mounting transformation is taking place in statistical agencies. The third sector, which has been invisible in European statistics for way too long, is starting to be put high on the statistical agenda and the citizen sector brought into a clear view. This means that its important contributions can better be understood and its talents and resources can better be utilized.
The inability to access nutritious food due to poverty is the main reason people face food insecurity, an issue that affects people within the EU as well as in developing countries, according to Prof. Johan Swinnen, who is on the project management team of the EU-funded FOODSECURE project and sits on the EU scientific steering committee for Expo Milano.Read the article published in Horizon Magazine