Mental health in the world and in Europe

The world is grappling with a mental health crisis: e.g. in Europe, antidepressant consumption has more than doubled during last twenty years. According to recent OECD report, this dramatic increase in consumption of antidepressant drugs, AD – at least in the EU – is mainly due to recent pandemic. However, it is still unclear whether […]

European “unicorns”: entrepreneurship’s aspects

Most often organizational form for business in Europe is actually SMEs; however big innovative companies, so-called “unicorns” are vital as well. It is them that often provide occupation for SMEs. There are presently sufficient data on European unicorns in geographical and sectorial distribution, including their locations, companies’ age and the ways they acquired a unicorn […]

Making business fit for the future: deliberations on corporate perspectives

Small and medium enterprises, SMEs are the backbone of the member states’ economies: they represent over 95 percent of all entrepreneurship’s activities (about two-thirds of the total employment in the private sector) and create about 85 per cent of new jobs. However, recently SMEs have been under severe stress; besides, most of them are “turning […]

Happiness in Europe and the world: lessons to learn

Global attention to “happiness” has already a decade’s history: analytics assemble data on peoples’ lives in most of the countries around the world. Some trends are somehow quite remarkable recently: i.e. importance of income and GDP has been decreasing in the pools, while happiness was more often associated with the general aspects of wellbeing in […]

National recovery plans: sustainability perspectives through the EU support

The EU institutions have accelerated since the end of 2020 support for the states’ recovery-resilience plans with the ever biggest package of stimulus. In line with the member states recovery strategies and plans, agreed by the Commission during 2021, the states are implementing presently these plans under strict Commission’s surveillance. Some ideas behind the NextGenerationEU […]

Employment and workforce: main outcomes of the educational revolution (part VII)

One of the main goals in educational reform is to provide contemporary social-economic development with required skills and profession to tackle modern challenges. In dealing with recovery-resilience plans, as well as “green”, digital strategies and the SDGs implementation, the states are introducing fundamental transformation in the national education policies adequate to modern employment trends and […]

Education revolution: increasing role for science, research and innovation (part VI)

Practical application of existing and modern achievements in science and innovation is among main “instruments” in education reforms; it is vital in several aspects: as a fundamental background to build the process of acquiring knowledge and as a necessary requirement for providing adequate skills for new directions in sustainable growth. 

Educational challenges: global and European dimension

Celebration of this year’s International Day of Education, which takes place since 2018, was an opportunity to reveal global and European facilities to strengthen education as a public endeavor and “common good”, to steer the digital and green transitions, support teachers, safeguard the planet’s climate and unlock every person potential in contributing to common socio-economic […]

Perspective “federalism” in the member states’ recovery and resilience

European integration is proceeding presently along certain “federal lines”: i.e. new division of competence between the EU institutions and the member states has been fixed in the EU basic law (in effect for already a couple of decades) is slowly but decisively entering the states’ socio-economic sectors. These “federal lines” have to be in the […]