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Non-discrimination 14-10-2020

French feminist: Women need to ‘take back’ their place and feel safe in the streets

Though violence against women exploded around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, as did economic and social inequalities, the number of femicides has been on the rise since 2019. In an interview with EURACTIV France, feminist activist Marguerite Stern spoke about the position of women in French society.
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2019

To promote social cohesion, conflicts need to be part of the debate

Community and belonging - what do these terms mean in an increasingly diverse and identity-focused world? At the Young Europeans' Forum 2019 that took place in Berlin in June, young people discussed what makes a good society and how social cohesion can be promoted at an individual level. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2019 01-07-2019

Inequalities of chances, income and capital are destroying society, says German expert

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany,  Hanno Burmester, founder of the consultancy firm Unlearn, spoke about the widening gap between rich and poor in Europe, the rise of nationalism and whether social cohesion is crumbling.
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Digital & Media 03-07-2017

MEP van Nistelrooij on Gigabit Society and digital challenges

MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij argues that the EU has fallen behind Silicon Valley in the last ten years, but has now a "unique possibility" to grow stronger during the Trump period, if telecoms legislation is successfully modernised.
Europe's East 31-05-2012

The political death of Ukrainian parliamentarism

The Ukranian parliament has boosted the practice of anti-national and anti-constitutional actions in the country. The ruling coalition has voluntarily passed over a part of its powers to the President and its administration and shown readiness to establish rigid control over the life of its citizens, argues Viktor Tkachuk.

Interview: ‘We need a revolution in science culture’

Scientists cannot continue living in their own world and need to formulate new research questions together with citizens to tackle global challenges, argues researcher Marie-Claude Roland.

‘Communication dimension’ needed for European research

The Commission wants to strengthen the culture of science communication in Europe in order to avoid misperceptions that could lead to public opposition to scientific advances and thus lost innovation opportunities.

Wider society involvement ‘crucial’ for research and innovation

The Commission's research advisory board has urged sustained engagement between researchers and societal actors as 'crucial' to transforming more research into innovation.

Commentary: Can urban violence lead to terrorism?

Dominique Moïsi, who is senior adviser at the French Institute for International Relations, Ifri, discusses in the Financial Times the roots of the recent urban violence in France and urges political change of the European integration model.