Harnessing the lack of needed skills and talents in the EU

Views: 85Recent EU analysis has shown the European member states and even whole regions are affected by the loss of skilled workforce to deal with modern transforming national priorities. The aggravated situation seriously threatens the European regional long-term prosperity: the EU has already identified 82 regions representing together about 30 percent (one third!) of the […]

Endangered species and biodiversity in the EU

Views: 38The EU’s efforts for nature protection culminated at the end of January 2023 with the new “deal for pollinators”, which are crucial for reversing negative effects of climate change, protecting peoples’ diets, farmers’ wellbeing and restoring the number of declining and critically endangered species. Some parts of solution are about implementing integrated conservation measures, […]

New form of global “collaboration” through a “metaverse platform”

Views: 53The leaders of the World Economic Forum, WEF are coming with a new idea to support falling globalisation processes by using as the main driving force modern achievements in science, research and innovation. Extensive digitalisation will help adapting to changes is the tool in the idea’s implementation, to enable people manage lives in more […]

Global and European sustainability: examples for the SDG-community

Views: 30Sustainability issues, both public and corporate, have been hot topics at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Hence, it is vital not only mentioning companies that are the world’s most sustainable, but to underline necessity in preparing skills and professions required for sustainability and socio-economic transition. Besides, some examples from the Baltic Sea […]

Educational reform in Denmark: more cons than pros…

Views: 187Danish educators and academics are worried about the new coalition government’s plan aimed at reforming higher education system, generally, by prioritizing the needs of a modernized labour market and socio-economic transformations. However, some popular disagreements have been also heavily voiced…

Foreign subsidies regulation: closing existing gaps

Views: 9The EU efforts concerning foreign subsidies to ensure a European level playing field in corporate activities are being augmented with a new regulation. It will both close gaps in existing legislative tools and, probably, transform the WTO rules on industrial subsidies. Hence, the EU will continue to address distortive subsidies through rules in the […]

World Economic Forum-2023: perspectives for global cooperation

Views: 28Main issues at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF, 16-20 January) are aimed at providing “cures” to the global socio-economic issues, including present military conflicts, difficulties in international trade and failures to effectively tackle climate change, etc. The theme of the 53rd annual meeting during is “cooperation in a fragmented world”; it brings together 2,700 […]

European digital decade: achieving digital transformation by 2030

Views: 79The EU “digital decade” program entered into force this January as a monitoring and cooperation mechanism to achieve common targets among member states for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. The program also creates a new framework for projects that will allow the EU states to join forces on digital initiatives.

EU labour market: covering shortages in skills

Views: 30Labour market challenges and the opportunities of labour migration were discussed by the EU economic and social partners in order to tackle these issues. Exchanging views and best practices were needed in regard of a new labour migration platform to formulate most effective measures to attract skilled and talented people to the EU. These […]

European sustainability in progress: latest concise report

Views: 28Present multiple and simultaneous crises covering European continent, including health, security, climate and financial issues, as well as the post-covid syndrome during last couple of years, have led to a general slowdown of SDG progress among the EU member states. These negative trends also coped with a slow socio-economic growth, Ukraine-Russia military conflict and […]