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  • The hidden catalysts of the Knowledge Triangle Integration

    The hidden catalysts of the Knowledge Triangle Integration
    29.06.2017 | Eli Shtereva | Views: 2181

    Introduction The knowledge triangle integration (KTI) concept has been in the core of the European Union’s (EU) action line towards becoming the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. Although a clear-cut definition of the concept has not been established, it can be...

  • The Paris Agreement for Climate Change: New Opportunities for New Global Leaders

    The Paris Agreement for Climate Change: New Opportunities for New Global Leaders
    29.06.2017 | Plamena Petrakieva | Views: 1442

    The most impressing fact about the Paris Agreement is that it was concluded after long time of negotiations. The problem with the climate change have been there for a very long time. A hundred and ninety-five countries from around the globe agreed that urgent actions need to be done mutualy and...

  • How climate change challenges the ski tourism industry

    How climate change challenges the ski tourism industry
    29.06.2017 | Plamena Petrakieva | Views: 1343

    The world has changed in the last two centuries. The climate changes, caused by the Industrial revolution and our harmful environmental actions. It has become a huge challenge for several industries and the ski tourism is one of them. The climate change and snow, and many other things...

  • The unbearable lightness of being right

    The unbearable lightness of being right
    31.05.2017 | Kaisa Matschoss | Views: 666

    An expert is a person who know more and more about less and less, until she/he knows everything about nothing. Yes, been there and done that. That’s why projects such as CASI are dramatically important. They make us know more and more about more and more, while at the same time ensuring...

  • Energy management systems: bridge between individual commitment and responsibility of companies?

    24.05.2017 | Lisa Beiderwieden | Views: 713

    To achieve the climate target, sustainable innovations have to take place not only with individuals but in companies too. Advanced sustainable technology is not enough, information and organisational structures must also become more efficient. These structures can be continuously improved using...

  • How does technology affect social integration of refugees

    How does technology affect social integration of refugees
    12.04.2017 | Martin Doitchev | Views: 1054

    Although not a new topic, migration has been put on the forefront of political and societal challenges quite recently. The “discontent” in the Middle East and increasing poverty in Africa have caused hundreds of thousands of people to seek refuge in Europe. Integration policy has seen multiple...

  • Societal engagement with sustainable innovation

    Societal engagement with sustainable innovation
    07.04.2017 | Fernanda Pinto Amorim | Views: 630

    In the current context of growing complexity of territorial problems and high density of actors with contradictory interests, participation is a promising approach for building a more innovative and sustainable society. The advantages of public participation are widely recognized and defended...

  • Commitment to Biking - towards a more sustainable mobility system

    Commitment to Biking - towards a more sustainable mobility system
    31.03.2017 | Fernanda Pinto Amorim | Views: 843

    Sustainable mobility has been gaining increasing prominence in Europe and Portugal, both by the impact of public investments in large cities (even in those characterized by a trend of little bicycle use) and by the recognition in public policies of their importance as a means of transport. ...

  • Can sandy beaches be the answer to a better energy storage?

    Can sandy beaches be the answer to a better energy storage?
    23.03.2017 | Alba Avarello | Views: 1091

    Coming from a Sicilian family, I know very well the heat of Sicilian sandy beaches. A memory of my childhood is the burning feet when walking on the sand: for going from your sunbed to the shore for a bit of freshness, you had to run very quickly. At the time, I never thought that the sand...

  • Environmental Responsibility in the Tourism Industry

    Environmental Responsibility in the Tourism Industry
    21.03.2017 | Boris Borchev | Views: 2594

    The travel and tourism sector has developed into an industry with a substantial economic impact.  It changes the world but not always for the better. In a book titled, Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism , the American journalist Elizabeth Becker uncovers that what was...

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