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Rail is a highly sustainable mode of transport that is well-adapted to the medium population densities present in Europe. However, the European rail networks need to be transformed deeply. To read the full article, click here —————————————— Post written by Laurent ZIBELL, founder of the political association “Forum Civique” (1995-1999) and of the association “European… » read more

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Slow down the speed and increase the cost of executing orders on those financial markets where the underlying time constant is intrinsically large. Incite actors to think of the long-term evolution of their acquired assets. Increase stability and robustness on these markets. To read the full article, click here ———————————— Post written by Laurent ZIBELL.… » read more

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Les industries culturelles en général et celles du livre en particulier sont concernées par des mutations importantes. De même, la lecture publique – échappant largement au secteur marchand – doit faire face à une redéfinition de ses objectifs et de ses missions. Aujourd’hui, la numérisation s’impose peu à peu, sans que soit encore défini un… » read more

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The cultural industry in general and the book industry in particular are being affected by important changes. Likewise, public reading – having largely avoided the market sector – needs to face up to a redefinition of its objectives and purpose. The impact of digitization is being felt increasingly without there even being a defined socio-cultural… » read more

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En 2006/2007, les étudiants du DESS (aujourd’hui, Executive master) en Communication et Affaires européennes de l’IHECS-Bruxelles (Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales) se sont organisés en Parlement européen (simulation) pour rédiger une proposition visant à renforcer le poids de la société civile à travers une réforme du Comité économique et social européen (CESE). Concrètement,… » read more

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In 2006/2007, the students of DESS in Communication and European Affairs of IHECS-Bruxelles (Institute for Higher Education in Social Communication) organized a simulation of the European Parliament to draft a proposal that would strengthen civil society through a reform of the European Economic and Social Committee. The students advocate concrete change in the composition of… » read more

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The European Union’s so-called Community Initiatives were launched about 15 years ago in order to encourage the participation of local actors in cooperation and the exchange of experiences on a European level. LEADER, URBAN, EQUAL and other acronyms stood for a bottom-up approach to local planning and the participation of civil society in political decision-making.… » read more

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Repenser les procédures d’autorisation des variétés transgéniques en Europe est un impératif, tant d’un point de vue scientifique que démocratique. Ces procédures doivent garantir une évaluation indépendante et rigoureusedes dossiers, associer les citoyens aux prises de décisions à travers un processus aussi transparent que possible et permettre le recours à des clauses de sauvegarde tant… » read more

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Rethinking the authorization procedures of trans-genetic varieties in Europe is imperative, both from a scientific and a democratic perspective. These procedures need to guarantee a rigorous independent evaluation of files, involve citizens in decision-making throughout a process that is as transparent as possible and which gives recourse to both national and regional safeguard clauses. Without… » read more

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We ask for coherent polices to ensure the well-being of small farmers. About 10 million of the 14 million farms in the EU are under 5 hectares in size. Of this total, two-thirds are operating at subsistence level, the other third mainly on a semi-subsistence basis. They are the homes of 10 million households, they… » read more

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