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In Wolfgang Schaeuble’s Germano-centric EU, no institution is more important – apart from his Politburo-like Eurogroup and the Office of the Chancellor – than his Ministry’s Council of Economic Advisers. The most influential adviser among them is Professor Hans-Werner Sinn from Munich, a Christian missionary-manqué turned tele-economist. Like any good German, Professor Sinn has but a few… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

To those in the know, the Italian peninsula was not only the cradle of the Roman Empire or Rome the centre of the Catholic faithful, but also the birthplace of capitalism and of countless statecraft innovations and institutions still widely used around the world today. During the middle ages, the Italian city-states thus discovered and… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

Did you miss the Open Discovery Space Conference in May in Brussels? Do you want to learn more about our speakers and their views on education? Then have a look at our video interviews!   During the ODS “Open Innovation in Schools: Bringing Digital Policy into Practice” conference, organised on 11 May in Brussels, over… » read more

  Posted by Open Discovery Space

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

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