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Interested in deepening your knowledge of Open Education and study in a challenging and modern university? Then apply for one of the positions now available at the Open University of the Netherlands!   Our ODS partner, Christian M. Stracke, has just been appointed Chair for Open Education and Innovation at the Open University of the… » read more

  Posted by Open Discovery Space

ODS in IEEE Bulletin

ODS was featured in the Special Issue of the Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology in April 2015.     Contributions included articles from ODS partners like Universidad de Alcala (UAH), Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus (CTI), Technical University of Crete (TUC), Padagogische Hochsschule Karlsruhe (CERMAT)… » read more

  Posted by Open Discovery Space

(Italian translation here)  Last month, I wondered how innovation and tech start-ups were funded by public (at European level) and private sector in the European Union (EU). During the last weeks, I had the opportunity to meet several experts on the topic of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), innovation, and start-ups. In particular, two events… » read more

  Posted by EuroPeano

Greek PM Tsipras was invited last Monday to participate in Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual meeting held under the auspices of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin aiming -mainly- at boosting Russia’s export capacity. The same day, Greece was invited to become the sixth member of BRICS’s New Development Bank (NDB). International and… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

These days, the People’s Republic of China and the European Union celebrate the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Given the age of 40, one could assume that the relationship has indeed ‘grown up’ by now. But has it, really? Here are three indicators supporting this view and three against it: China established diplomatic relations in… » read more

  Posted by EUChinaBetween

Last Friday’s Eurogroup in Riga, Latvia, was a complete disaster for all parts involved. For almost all Finance Ministers it was another “revelation” of their lack of ideas, flexibility, and rational argumentation over Greece. It was also a proof of lack of imagination for another Europe, distant from narrow-minded austerity. For Greece and its Finance… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

In one of our latest posts we insisted on the huge and unbearable pressure exerted to the Greek economy and society by its creditors and political interlocutors in Eurozone. In this respect, we proposed a 3-year freeze of the country’s debt payment obligations. As the debate is stirred up and timeframes cannot be kept, there… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor The leadership of a handful of countries is masking the failure of the majority of European governments to deliver on their overseas aid promises, as shown today by new figures for overseas aid spending by EU-19 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In times of… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Old Elite in a New World

As Kader Sevinç said in her paper for Euractiv , one of the main challenges for our generation is to better conduct the transition toward a transnational world in order to be able to providing solutions in accordance with our expectations and values. EU has difficulties to find solutions, and should deal with institutional and… » read more

  Posted by Kader Sevinc - Turkish Progressive View - Brussels

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