“Green business” in modern European political economy

Views: 32Modern global challenges affected national socio-economic development through numerous directions: e.g. digitalisation (and other outcomes of the 4th industrial revolution), sustainability requirements, climate mitigation efforts and “green growth” agendas; the latter have ignited fundamental reforms in political economies, as well as in European and national guidance’s systems. Almost all spheres of socio-economic development in […]

Global sustainability report-2023: new initiatives to accelerate SDGs

Views: 78During last seven years, global community has acquired periodical sustainable development reports providing most up-to-date data to follow and rank the performance of all UN member states on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. Recent report made at the mid-point of the UN Agenda-2030 acknowledges very modest progress made and formulates priorities to restore and accelerate […]

“Green transition” in the EU: additional investments’ examples

Views: 20Several EU member states which lack resources for a proper national “green” transition and climate mitigation (i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia) have received recently sufficient support from the EU investment facilities. The amounts disbursed in June 2023 are bringing the total disbursements from the Modernisation Fund since […]

Social market economy and social enterprises in the European governance

Views: 44From its inception, the European Union has been striving to pursue the social-market economy’s concept in the member states’ development and national growth patterns. Therefore, the so-called social enterprises are presently playing increasing role in the EU-wide and states’ economy by prioritizing social, environmental and climate mitigation goals alongside creating substantial profits.   

European circular economy: urgent measures needed to reduce waste

Views: 25Recent Commission’s assessment report on the EU-wide goals towards reducing landfill municipal waste by 2035 underlined that only nine EU states – or just one-third of the block – were able to reach the goals. The report also presented some initiatives that could contribute to a more circular economy’s patterns and would support the […]

Defending European interests through international efforts

Views: 21A political agreement on the “anti-coercion instrument” was reached recently as a new tool aimed to enable the EU member states respond to internationally induced economic and financial coercion, thus to better defend their interests. The EU as a whole will be better prepared to external coercion and on the global economic stage as […]

Vital financial steps to secure post-pandemic employment: European approach

Views: 14European program in temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in emergency in the member states -popularly known as SURE – was aimed at mobilizing significant financial means to combat some negative posy-pandemic economic and social consequences. SURE already provided financial assistance of about €100 billion within just a couple of years (in the form […]

Education policy at a cross-road: what shall be done?

Views: 12Global challenges during last decade have already seriously affected traditional national political-economy’s patterns. Recently has come the turn of education sector with all the needed transformations due to such new growth facets as sustainability and renewables, circular economy and climate mitigation, to name a few. Our Institute decided to publish some articles on educational […]

Quality education through new forms and means

Views: 71The European institutions suggested some new education methods and tools to help schools and universities in the member states to accommodate to modern challenges and to activate progressive sustainability teaching. All levels of education and training in the states (incl. schools and universities) have to reach three vital objectives.