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It is time for the courage to show solidarity!

By Gesine Schwan / 4 May, 2020

The Corona crisis has finally exposed the danger of the “private over state” priority practiced in the past thirty years. For a while already, the need to adequately finance public goods had become clear in many places. Now, no reasonable person will contradict that anymore. In view of our European...

The reconstruction of the European economy after the Corona pandemic

By Gerhard Stahl / 12 April, 2020

While European governments are aware of the need for solidarity and a common answer to the corona pandemic, the concrete form of this solidarity is still debated. The recent decision of the EU Economy and Finance ministers on a support package of around 500 Billion Euro are an important step...

Corona Virus, the greatest test to our values and choices

By Maria João Rodrigues / 20 March, 2020

With COVID 19, humankind seems to be confronted with one of the biggest global vital challenges ever. A highly contagious virus without vaccine seems to melt down the social fabric in almost all areas of our collective life. This will be a hard test for our human bodies, but also...

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‘Collaborative Future Making’ explained

By Per-Anders Hillgren / 19 June, 2018

A key challenge today is that we have lost both our individual and collective capacity for imagination. The ability to imagine radically different versions of what could constitute a future sustainable city and to involve and engage citizens on equal terms will be crucial to cope with increasingly complex societal...

To reunite, we must restore the basics of human cooperation: Trust

By Kathleen Van Brempt / 7 March, 2018

For some years now, we have been living in a highly polarised society, where opposite world views and clashing identities divide us. This division is experienced by most people in the form of deep distrust: distrust in ‘the other’, in institutions, economic agents and banks, political parties and government, law...

Prioritising People and Planet a New Agenda for Global Progress

By FEPS / 5 March, 2018

Never before in human history has the pace of change been so rapid. The nexus of new scientific advances, technological leaps, digitalisation, major demographic changes, and an intensifying globalisation, is impacting our lives with unprecedented force. What is more, a number of developments, including climate change, migration, and urbanisation are...

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