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Heating of buildings and warm water production are two major causes of energy consumption in Europe, and account for a significant proportion of overall European CO2 emissions (between 25% and 30% of the total). To read the full article, click here —————————————- Post written by Laurent ZIBELL. Founder of the political association “Forum Civique” (1995-1999)… » read more

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The knowledge about medicinal and aromatic plants gains considerable public interest. It’s not only medicines who rediscover the treasure of plants but also institutions like the UNESCO who work on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. However the aboriginal users – the local population – is increasingly excluded from the use and commercialization of their… » read more

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Nous plaidons la reconnaissance des espaces de participation citoyenne permettant la délibération et impliquant des citoyens les plus divers, ordinaires. Nous plaidons aussi leur pertinence sur des enjeux d’envergure européenne. Une délibération citoyenne, pour quoi faire ? Il s’agit de permettre aux décideurs politiques d’obtenir un avis argumenté, nuancé (ce que les sondages et référendum,… » read more

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We are calling for the recognition of a type of civic participation space that will allow for deliberation and involve citizens of all stripes in policy-making. We also call for their recognition on issues with a European scope. Why do we need civic deliberation? It gives political decision-makers access to nuanced and balanced advice from… » read more

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Avant toute adoption d’un projet législatif européen (économique, social, politique), les élus européens doivent être en mesure de vérifier si les critères environnementaux ont bien été intégrés dans ce projet. Pour le garantir, nous proposons la création d’un Observatoire du développement durable qui se grefferait au Parlement européen. Pour lire l’article complet, cliquez ici ———————————–… » read more

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Before the adoption of any European legislative project (economic, social, political), elected officials need to be able to verify if environmental criteria have been well-integrated into it. To guarantee this, we propose the creation of a sustainable development monitoring centre that will be attached to the European Parliament To read the full article, click here… » read more

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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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