Covid19, Europe between failures and supremacies

Credit: EEAS - European UnionThe clear inability of the European governments to face the crisis should lead to a rapid strengthening of the European Union for a unitary, coordinated and rapid management of health, economic and social emergencies. Having lost its digital and productive supremacy, Europe must not give up its cultural and civil supremacy.

How NOT to work with the World Bank and other international financial organizations

World Bank - Photo credit: Shiny ThingsA company can have several objectives beyond the simplistic but correct aim of profit maximization: these can extend to growth into new or foreign markets, the development of a social responsibility program, an increase in market share in its sector, networking for future opportunities, internationalization  etc. or even the necessary fight for survival in these post great recession times.

Business opportunities for medical devices with the World Bank and other IFIs

Business opportunities for medical devices with the World Bank and other IFIs

Medical devicesThe World Bank Group, in order to tackle the medical crisis, will be providing up to $ 160 billion over the next 15 months in financing for delivering record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable, reinforcing health systems, maintaining the private sector, and bolstering economic recovery.

MFF and Recovery Fund: Brussels should be ambitious

MFF and Recovery Fund: Brussels should be ambitious

EU vs COVID-19 The increasingly asymmetrical crisis compels Brussels to safeguard the single market, thus avoiding losing businesses and jobs. The Commission is called to present the most ambitious proposal, avoiding mediations.

Saving the economy and human lives will never be priced

Saving the economy and human lives will never be priced

Andrea GalloWhile discussing the effectiveness of the masks worn alone outdoors and whether jogging spreads the infection or not, politicians negotiate for too long on coronabonds, take unnecessary crusades against the ESM and give random dates and strategies for the "Phase 2", the two key factors to counteract the emergency are forgotten: rapidity and clarity of intervention.

Urban dimension and cohesion policy 2021-2027: what is at stake

Urban dimensionCities will play an ever more important role within the EU urban dimension and cohesion policy 2021-2027. But more cooperation will be required with Member states especially when it comes to concretely involve cities in the EU decision making process and to directly learn from cities’ experience on the ground.

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Shipbuilding industry in Russia: the opportunities for Italian companies

Russian shipbuilding industry: Photocredit: GAlexandrova under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license | WikipediaScheduled at the end of September in St. Petersburg, the “15th International Exhibition and Conference for Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways & Oceanography” offered the opportunity to understand how the Shipbuilding industry is changing, and what may be the opportunities for the Italian sector that holds a prominent place in the world for knowledge and expertise.

Russia - works for district heating project

Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Hazards

Cultural Heritage - Photo credit: Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay The eBook "Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Hazards. Methodologies, Procedures, Technologies and Policy improvements achieved by Horizon 2020 - 700191 STORM project" is edited by Vanni Resta, Andrei B. Utkin, Filipa M. Neto, and Charalampos Z. Patrikakis.

Horizon 2020 - a guide to intellectual property protection

ESPON - seminar on territorial cohesion

Simin Davoudi - photo credit ESPONPlaces in decline, are not left behind, they are kept behind, by decades of neglect, under-development, lack of investment and misguided policies said Professor Simin Davoudi, from the University of Newcastle, keynote speaker in the ESPON seminar about “the role of functional areas in territorial cohesion”.

Mongolia - consulting services for sustainable urban transformation

SDGs - in June the Sustainable Energy for All Charrettes

SeforAllIn 2019 Sustainable Energy for All will convene a series of intensive planning and mapping meetings focused on how to increase the speed and scale of progress along the critical path to SDG7, which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030.

Launch of the Global Green Bond Partnership

Launch of the Global Green Bond Partnership

Green BondThe Global Green Bond Partnership (GGBP) was launched in San Francisco, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). This new partnership will support efforts of sub-national entities such as cities, states, and regions, corporations and private companies, and financial institutions to accelerate the issuance of green bonds.

Circular economy - EP propose ways to boost plastics recycling