European cultural heritage: digital dimension

Facilitating cooperation in preserving European cultural heritage, both material and intellectual is among recent EU efforts. Researchers and museum professionals, artists and tourist operators, etc. shall be more active in safeguarding regional cultural heritage by enable easy access to cultural content and allowing future generations to enjoy it for years to come. These efforts are […]

AI in education: contributing to a perspective ICT-infused world

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming slowly but permanently a vital component at all levels of education: i.e. with the help of modern ICT-technology and easily accessible multiple internet-based devises, the AIs assist school-children, students and working adults in developing their knowledge in a “personalised way”. New technologies and solutions that have already emerged during the […]

Smart growth, artificial intelligence and business: EU and global perspectives

Digitalisation, ICTs, artificial intelligence and sustainability (with some “smart growth and smart specialisation” ideas) are the issues on the table of most national decision-makers. Besides, these issues are somehow connected to business and entrepreneurship: without such closer connections it is almost impossible for any state to achieve a perspective socio-economic development. 

European rules define new “digital revolution”

Open, clear and harmonised obligations for digital platforms and users, including online intermediaries will be part of consumers and businesses in every-day’s existence. Thus, the “twin digital revolution”: i.e. combining provisions of the Digital Market Act (adopted this March) and the present Digital Services Act, DSA is sending a strong signal to the European states, […]

Platform workers: opportunities for digital services

Growing number of digital and ICT services require legal clarification of people involved. The new Commission’s draft of a directive is aimed at recognising these “digital platform” workers offering such services as “regular employees”. The main idea of a new draft is to recognise a salaried status for such “platform” workers. 

EU regional assistance and the member states’ growth perspectives

Significant regional disparities in terms of economic well-being, income and unemployment still exist in the EU-27. EU’s regional aid aims at supporting economic development in disadvantaged areas while ensuring a level playing field among the member states. Present Regional Aid Guidelines specify two main items: a) conditions under which regional aid may be compatible with […]

Education revolution: sustainability in the EU states’ education policies (Part III-II)

Implementing sustainability goals is specific in each state subject to national growth priorities; but the needs for transformative types of education policies are universal. All levels of national education have to incorporate SDGs into their courses, modules and curricula; the process includes teaching new skills (as well as re-skilling in vocational training) in accordance renewed […]

Education revolution: introducing sustainability in modern political economy (part III-I)

Among education policies’ vital challenges are those of introduction in schools and universities new programs concerning practical implementation of the UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs), which are presently form a compulsory part in national agendas in all modern states. Present EU political economy’s paradigm in the socio-economic integration is already adapting legal and managerial tools to […]

Education revolution: learning and teaching for the EU’s “twin transition” (part II)

One of the most important among modern “operational” tasks in national education systems is providing EU citizens with the skills needed to deal with modern climate and digital transitions. However, the main implementing tasks rest upon the states; besides, these twin-directions in national development have to follow the EU’s political guidelines and a general European […]

Global and European vision on modern challenges and solutions

Global and European governance is facing similar challenges: thus main international bodies’ vision and guidelines (e.g. Davos Forum, OECD and EU) specify common priorities and solutions in such spheres as digitalisation, measures affecting climate changes and post-pandemic recovery. Priorities in sub-regional entities, for example in the Baltic Sea States are not drastically different too; however […]