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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...

  • Learning from the past

    16.06.2017 | Rick Hölsgens | Views: 822

    In recent years, the study of the transition towards a more sustainable economy has taken up momentum. Transitions are/have to be set in motion by innovations. An international sustainability transitions community has emerged in a relatively short amount of time. The academic, but also...

  • 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...

  • How does technology affect social integration of refugees

    How does technology affect social integration of refugees
    12.04.2017 | Martin Doitchev | Views: 1053

    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: 629

    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...

  • Why is it important to promote employabilty within a sustainable development model of firms?

    Why is it important to promote  employabilty within a sustainable development  model of firms?
    05.04.2017 | Lisa Frigerio | Views: 913

    The Employability has become a key issue in our society where numerous factors, including the gap between the world of education and the workplace, the decline of the traditional career and the advent of boundaryless career, have replaced the emphasis on the responsibility of the individual to...

  • 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...

  • Environment education and sustainability in schools

    Environment education and sustainability in schools
    14.02.2017 | Minna Kaarakainen | Views: 1383

    Green flag – program is an international sustainable development program and recognition for schools and kindergartens. School or kindergarten that fulfills certain criteria is allowed to use ‘Green flag’ as a sign of their dedication and work in sustainable development....

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