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Tackling the socio-economic reasons for departure: a prerequisite for a good Mobility Partnership African countries are among our most crucial partners to tackle this migration crisis, being both source and transit countries. They also bear significant part of the human cost of this situation. The Arab Spring heavily destabilised the whole region, assesses Ralph Genetzke… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

In an increasingly digitalized world, democracy has to adapt to a new environment. In order to bridge the gap between citizens and governments, and to promote the citizens’ participation in the democratic process, EU member States have started exploring e-democracy tools to recover citizen trust. The European Parliament has focused on this field at the… » read more

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Nikos Belavilas is architect-urban planner, Associate Professor at School of Architecture NTUA (Athens, Greece). During the last months, he is the coordinator of the Social Council for Refugees “Kalos Tous” (Welcome, in Greek). 1. What are the founding principles behind the creation of the Social Council for Refugees “Kalos Tous”? The Social Council for Refugees… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

 This work is in the Public Domain. I wrote this in January 2003 to try to describe the kinds of things you would see at a Social Computer building (a Civil Sandbox). The name Prototype comes from the name of the event we were proposing to explore the Social Computer. Please bear in mind that… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] “I really like the idea that you can have an environment in which you can test technologies, products and see feedback and see a lot of things happen. You could see a lot of new things get developed, and innovations. Almost like… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In 2002, Mathew Lowry was website manager for IST 2002. I think, although he was a science journalist for many years, this was the first time he was interviewed. I shouldn’t say interview because we talked most of the time haha.

[kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In 2001 we were mostly busy with opening people up to new kinds of art form and expression. It is true, however, that most of our research is useful for other industries as it represents creativity towards approaching change. You could say that designing society is also an art… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This was the project that initially sparked the idea of a building with a very special function.  This festival is the basic format I will use for the Sandbox festival which is a city wide experimental Civil Sandbox within an event. For me, this is the best way to… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. [kml_flashembed movie=”″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] “Even though it has the agenda of promoting R&D, the European Union, the companies and all that, thats at one level the level that people would see is just a hip and happening place, would be nice to go to there and… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Aladdin  Ayesh and Karina discuss ideas of how to use a Social Computer in terms of intelligent buildings and usage of congnitive technologies. They are looking at what we could use the building to help the citizens deal with civil decisions. Some… » read more

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