Educational quality and policy transformations

Hits: 0In the mid-term of SDGs implementation, education providers in Europe and around the world attract attention to qualitative content in dealing with sustainability issues. The process is complicated due to the fact that modern approaches to sustainability are inherently based on bridging existing gaps between rapid development of natural, exact and social sciences, technology […]

Green transition: Europeans view the perspectives

Hits: 1Over half of Europeans think that transition to a green economy should be accelerated regardless of the increasing energy price and concerns over reduced Russian gas supplies. Most people believe that climate change is a serious problem; but two-thirds agree that: a) the cost of damage due to climate change is much higher than present level […]

Workers’ rights in the EU: strengthening social dialogue and collective bargaining

Hits: 24The Commission started the second-stage consultation with the social partners in the member states on a possible revision of the European Works Councils Directive – the first-stage took place in April; so far the Commission received replies from eleven social partners. The general idea of the new consultation is towards further EU-wide actions on […]

European strategy for universities: progress and perspectives

Hits: 4Since the end of 2017, the EU institutions and the member states’ governance have elaborated a number of initiatives (following the Gothenburg Summit) aimed at reforming the EU-wide vision for education and culture. Thus, the European strategy for universities aims at supporting and enabling universities to adapt to changing conditions, to thrive and to […]

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

Hits: 5Several 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

Hits: 23From 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.   

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

Hits: 10European 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?

Hits: 5Global 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

Hits: 30The 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. 

Post-pandemic recovery: changes in Latvian political economy’s framework

Hits: 34The EU-wide integration process has developed a conceptually different style of “European capitalism”: so-called social market economy, which is presently a guiding “framework” in the member states’ political economy. Positive factor in the Union’s development is that the “leading integration’s ability” to organise all vital growth facilities in any EU country includes budget funding […]