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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 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...

  • Did you know that you can produce energy by dancing or walking?

    Did you know that you can produce energy by dancing or walking?
    26.05.2017 | Alba Avarello | Views: 958

    A walk in a shopping centre or a dancing night out are all leisure activities that every one of us can do to relax and enjoy some time during the weekend. But, have you ever thought that just by doing this, you could produce energy? Energy Floors, a dynamic driven company based in...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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...

  • The Importance of Sustainable Innovation in Sport

    The Importance of Sustainable Innovation in Sport
    20.02.2017 | Boris Borchev | Views: 1280

    The purpose of this blog post is to address the challenge how sports can be engaged as an important channel to reach citizens and to inform them about society’s challenges related to environment and resource efficiency. Additionally, by providing information and setting an example by...

  • 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....

  • Public engagement as one of the key dimensions of Resposible Research and Innovation

    Public engagement as one of the key dimensions of Resposible Research and Innovation
    02.02.2017 | Elisabeth Unterfrauner | Views: 774

    By Elisabeth Unterfrauner and ilse Marschalek (Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna)   Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) gained importance in the last years in the European Research Area as it has become one of the cross-cutting themes of the European Commission’s...

  • Engaging stakeholders in building scenario’s for a low carbon Belgium by 2050

    Engaging stakeholders in building scenario’s for a low carbon Belgium by 2050
    17.10.2016 | Sarah Van Eynde | Views: 937

    In the context of the international negotiations under the United Nations, Belgium has committed to develop a low carbon development strategy. Such a strategy must be defined in the context of the European commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% to 95% in 2050 compared to their 1990...

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