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The Brexit Possibility – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Everything is connected, everything is a system — and a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
uk  brexit  eu  systemsthinking  benthompson  politics 
july 2016 by sspela
The Migration Machine
As a million migrants and refugees entered Europe in 2015, states feared the situation was spinning out of control. Some worried that violent extremists were using refugee crowds as cover and put up hundreds of miles of anti-immigrant fencing. (Full story)

For months, the fences did nothing to reduce total arrivals. Instead, they changed the routes people took, forcing them to try new borders which were in turn fenced off.

Now, Europe is trying to send new arrivals back to Turkey. And since the last barrier closed on a route through Greece, migrants and refugees are looking for other ways in.

The barriers are not just dividing countries. They are also splitting societies, Europe’s political leaders, and, critics say, its stated humanitarian ideals.
borders  refugees  migration  europe  eu 
april 2016 by sspela
Borderline, Frontiers of Peace - Valerio Vincenzo
Since the signature of the Schengen Agreements in 1985, the borders of most of the European continent have been erased little by little from the landscapes and people’s imaginations. These Agreements are a giant leap in the progressive unification of Europe and the emergence of a European conscience.
borders  eu  schengen  photography  europe 
february 2016 by sspela
Explore European Common Agricultural Policy farm subsidy payments | FarmSubsidy.org
The European Union spends around €59 billion a year on farm subsidies.
This site tells you who receives the money.
eu  agriculture  money  subsidies 
january 2016 by sspela
Applications | Open Data Portal
The datasets you can access via the EU Open Data Portal contain raw data. Since data in this format can be difficult to read, applications are used to visualise and to reuse them.
eu  data 
september 2015 by sspela
com88-501_en.pdf
the future of rural society
eu  rural  future  pdf 
december 2014 by sspela
The Erasmus Network – WHO? WHERE? WHY?
Last year, the Erasmus program celebrated their 25th anniversary with almost 3 million exchange students thus making it "one of the most important factors of European identity"
maps  eu  erasmus  studying  university  network  mobility  knowledge 
november 2013 by sspela
ScienceDirect.com - Marine Policy - Using conservation as a tool to resolve conflict: Establishing the Piran–Savudrija international Marine Peace Park
Border disputes between neighbouring States are a regular occurrence and have the potential to undermine relations at national, regional, local and even individual level. In this instance the conflict over Piran Bay in the Northern Adriatic Sea has led to conflict between the neighbouring States of Croatia and Slovenia./.../Analysis of the political context of the dispute and recognition of the biological importance of the region has led to opportunity to combine politics and biological conservation to establish an International Marine Peace Park (IMPP) as a potential mitigation measure to help resolve the conflict.
conflicts  eu  nature  park  slovenia  peace  croatia  sea  biology  preservation  borders 
may 2013 by sspela
Domov
"Za podeželjski prostor je značilen intenziven preplet dejavnosti in rab, ki ustvarja prostor velike biotske raznovrstnosti, kvalitete bivanja in možnosti za razvoj. Kmetijstvo se prepleta z gozdarstvom, ohranjanjem narave in poselitvijo.. Pogosto je obravnavano kot onesnaževalec okolja. To velja za intenzivno kmetijstvo, ki se vedno bolj tudi specializira in uvaja monokulture. Vedno močnejše pa je spoznanje, da to ni smiselen razvoj, saj povečuje tako tveganja v pridelavi, kot pri trženju. Trajnostno naravnano kmetijstvo upošteva ohranjanje biotske raznovrstnosti, zaradi katere se vzpostavi bolj stabilen ekosistem. Potreba po uporabi fitofarmacevtskih sredstev se tako lahko zmanjša."
agriculture  olives  eu  slovenia 
july 2012 by sspela
www.plurel.net - Welcome
"The project aims to understand how sustainable relationships can be developed between urban and rural areas in terms of land use."
environment  sustainability  eu  simulations  abm  urbanplanning  planning  future  forecasting  landuse  urban  rural 
june 2012 by sspela
MINERVA EC Website
MINERVA EC is a Thematic Network in the area of cultural, scientific information and scholarly content
information  history  culture  knowledge  archive  digitization  culturalheritage  heritage  eu 
may 2012 by sspela
RUR@CT
european regions for rural innovation
rural  eu  innovation 
december 2010 by sspela

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