Youth unemployment has been characterised a historic event by the global community. In developed countries around the world, young people experience the effects: extreme limited working opportunities, inability to economically sustain themselves, poor working conditions, low wages, internal and external migration, and mental health issues. Greece is experiencing this phenomenon since the onset of the economic crisis in the country in 2007. This article illustrates key findings from European agencies, government authority reports, and local NGO surveys.
The MCAA and EuroScientist are hosting a round table “What can scholars do about the refugee crisis?” on February 15 2017 at 17:00 CET.
We would also like the HSE blog to become active: any scientist sharing such feeling is invited to take some of her/his time to post comments or to submit text giving evidence of this growing unease
The international fusion reactor ITER, located in the South of France in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, will cost an estimated 15 billion Euros over its lifetime. For critics, this project is an enormous white elephant, a colossal misdirection of resources away from other areas of science at a time when money is in short supply. Supporters say ITER can move us closer to sustainable energy, with no atmospheric pollutants, and that the one billion per year between 35 or so countries is money well spent.
So much about scientific knowledge and education being the building blocks of long-term economic growth! That is just empty rhetoric, in Portugal as in EU. The upcoming Horizon 2020 is going to finance mostly applied science, involving a large number of SMES, which makes one think whether EU is not actually financing economy through science budgets.
The current Covid-19 pandemic draws attention to the need to integrate health equity into urban planning and encourage behaviours that simultaneously protect the environment and promote health.
Krishna Ravi Srinivas gives an update about the initiatives of the Indian Government to fight against the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.
As the novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world without treatment or a vaccine, uncertainty and fear prevails, leading many people to stockpile food, cleaning products and toilet paper.
With university and other research institutions closed, researchers have had their research interrupted: from slight readjustments to work from home to complete project interruptions that cause delays.
On the 23rd April 2020 – on the day of a critical meeting of the European Council – President Giscard d’Estaing together with leading representatives from the World of politics, academia and civil society from the Board of Re-Imagine Europa call European leaders to show courage and ambition.
Living in an urban area can present some challenges when it comes to combatting the spread of a dangerous illness. Here are a few considerations that urban dwellers can keep in mind in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in order to prepare themselves for a possible resurgence.
The coronavirus crisis is showing us that working together is possible when the threat is direct and immediate. Let’s hope that it will open the way to drive real collaborative actions for other threats such as climate change with more indirect or distant impacts.