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Economy 27-05-2024

Three ways Amazon supports regional revitalisation across Europe

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Fred Pattje, Regional Director, EU Central Operations, represented Amazon at Euractiv´s "Regional Revitalisation: The Transformative Power of Investment in Rural and Post-Industrial Areas Across Europe" event in Brussels.

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Politics 23-04-2024

ALDE Party’s 2024 Manifesto: Your Europe, Your Freedom

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ALDE Party's manifesto for the 2024 European elections aims at transforming the European Union in response to today's challenges, outlining commitments in key areas such as security and defence, economic growth and sustainability and institutional reform.

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Cities & regions 08-03-2024

Moving from Protection to Prevention: Combating Violence Against Locally Elected Women

In our pursuit of gender equality, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is committed to exposing the hurdles faced by women in local and regional politics.

Participatory budgeting: Engaging citizens in decision making

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Participatory budgeting is a form of citizen participation in which citizens are involved in the process of deciding how public money is spent. Local people are often given a role in the scrutiny and monitoring of the process following the allocation of budgets.

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DSO Entity and the EU Year of Skills Factsheet

In 2023, DSO Entity conducted an online side-campaign to the European Commission’s Year of Skills, with the objective to inform on the needs of the energy sector related to the problem of upskilling and reskilling the workforce to help achieving …

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Health 07-12-2023

COSMILE Europe – cosmetic ingredient information at your fingertips

COSMILE Europe is a European cosmetic ingredient database that offers reliable, verified and scientifically supported information on almost 30,000 ingredients used in cosmetics.

Generative AI puts trust in the news media to the test

The spread of fake news and disinformation has steadily risen in past years, with audiences increasingly getting their news online, where false information - sometimes generated by AI - spreads faster, threatening audiences' trust in media.

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Agrifood 20-09-2023

Did you know? Facts about processed and ‘ultra-processed’ food

Food processing is any action that helps transform a fresh food into a food or drink product, including through the use of specialty food ingredients. Food processing has been present since the discovery of fire and, thanks to continuous innovation, has hugely benefited our diets and become an integral part of modern society. Indeed, processed food meets …

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EU Institutions 29-06-2023

Europeans would like to see values-based foreign policy and ditch veto

A recent survey of 2,752 EU citizens across ten member states reveals that Europeans are calling for an EU foreign policy based on values such as security, human rights, and freedom. They believe that the current veto-system in the EU Council hinders a more unified foreign policy.

Climate change 25-04-2023

Europe on fire: Wildfire trends in the EU and how to prevent them

As climate change leads to higher average temperatures and more erratic rainfall, Europe is predicted to experience an increase in the scale and duration of its wildfires.

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Economy 17-04-2023

Listed Real Estate within capital markets

Financial markets and listed real estate are often difficult to imagine. It is challenging to understand not only how the sector operates but also what is its purpose and impact.

Energy 08-03-2023

The energy footprint of Germany’s football league – the Bundesliga

Even though Germany’s top football league has won plaudits for its sustainability efforts, the energy crisis has shone a harsh light on the Bundesliga’s large energy footprint.

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Brominated Flame Retardants protect what is essential

Today, with ever-more technological advancements and highly flammable materials like plastics surrounding us, Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) are needed more than ever to protect us from the risks of fire.

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Climate Neutrality Roadmap 2050 for the Corrugated Cardboard Industry

The corrugated Cardboard industry aims to produce carbon neutral packaging by 2050, provided the prerequisite conditions are met, notably by the decarbonisation of the paper and energy sectors.

Participatory budgets: growing trend, little impact?

Read this infographic in Romanian and in Dutch.  More and more European municipalities are turning to a co-decision tool allowing citizens to decide how to spend local resources, but its impact remains uncertain as low participation levels …

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Politics 25-11-2022

No space for violence against women and girls in Europe

An increasing number of women and girls are subjected to violence, with 1 in 3 women above the age of 15 having been victims of gender-based violence in the European Union, and 1 in 20 women having been raped. Every …

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Health 06-10-2022

The European Medical Technology in Figures 2022

Medical technologies can save lives, improve health and contribute to sustainable healthcare. Through innovative devices and diagnostics, the industry delivers value to patients, healthcare professionals, healthcare systems and society. Medical technology companies are also drivers of innovation, economic growth and …

Agrifood 29-06-2022

How to export grain from Ukraine amid seaport blockade

You can read this also in Spanish, Romanian, Croatian and in Italian. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its blockade of the country’s seaports has forced one of the world’s …

Climate change 20-06-2022

EU’s 3 billion trees by 2030 goal: where we stand

In May 2020, the European Commission published its biodiversity strategy, which included the aim to plant three billion new trees by 2030 to help tackle climate change and create jobs.

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Aviation 20-04-2022

Clean Aviation’s journey to climate neutrality by 2050

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Clean Aviation aims to develop, integrate and demonstrate disruptive technological innovations into new aircraft concepts by 2030.  This will decrease aircraft greenhouse gas emissions by no less than 30%, compared to 2020 state-of-the-art technology, and pave the way towards climate-neutral aviation by 2050, in line with the European Green Deal’s vision.

Agrifood 29-03-2022

Show me the money: How much is the next CAP worth?

In a recent EURACTIV quiz, only 58.8% of respondents correctly identified how much of the EU’s budget is devoted to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), while just under two-thirds knew which of the CAP financial instruments is …

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PGE’s combined heat and power plant in the north of Poland (Gdańsk)

Decarbonisation of district heating at the centre of PGE’s energy transition

District heating has a great potential to accelerate its decarbonisation, including through exploring waste heat, but also deploying heat storage. However, taking into account the specificities of existing district heating systems, in particular in the Central and Eastern Europe, the …

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Economy 08-03-2022

EU Care Atlas: a new interactive data map showing how care deficits impact the gender earnings gap in the EU

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) launch the EU Care Atlas, a new interactive data map to help uncover what the statistics are often hiding: how care deficits directly feed into …