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#StopGlyphosate: is there Safety in Numbers?

November 27th, 2017|Opinion|

#StopGlyphosate: is there Safety in Numbers? by  Adriano Cerquetti *   “When a man with 45 meets a man with a rifle, the man with a pistol is a dead man. Let's see if that is true”. This quotation from the Western-Masterpiece “A Fistful of Dollars” is quite appropriate for explaining the Monsanto vs. StopGlyphosate debate. But who’s the man with [...]

Secrecy surrounding selection of EU Judges challenged in complaint to European Ombudsman

November 20th, 2017|Opinion|

Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg  Secrecy surrounding selection of EU Judges challenged in complaint to European Ombudsman   Madrid/Brussels, 20 November 2017 – Access Info Europe, represented by the EU Public Interest Clinicand The Good Lobby, has submitted a new complaint to the European Ombudsman about the refusal of the [...]

IS PARTICIPATION A COMPLEMENT TO REPRESENTATION?

November 2nd, 2017|Opinion|

 IS PARTICIPATION A COMPLEMENT TO REPRESENTATION?  by Lourenço Jardim de Oliveira*   Participatory democracy is a popular idea. But the large diversity of public and private initiatives across democratic countries doesn’t mean we’re doing it the right way. In fact, participatory exercises are often categorized or used as communication strategies which somehow would complement the [...]

GAMIFICATION, CROWDSOURCING AND CIVIC TECH

October 31st, 2017|Opinion|

GAMIFICATION, CROWDSOURCING AND CIVIC TECH by Gianluca Sgueo* Gamification, “crowdsourcing” and “civic technology” share some features. Both gamification and crowdsourcing combine a bottom-up, open, creative process with top-down organizational goals. Experiments with gamification in the public sector may be compared with ‘reformist’ and ‘transforms’ forms of civic tech. The post discusses these similarities in order to [...]

RULE OF…CHAOS? CONFLICTS AND SOLUTIONS IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

October 31st, 2017|Opinion|

RULE OF…CHAOS? CONFLICTS AND SOLUTIONS IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES  by Francesco Berti* Instances of self-determination are spreaded all over the world[1], and constitute a collective human right. Can this right be invoked in a situation of clear and open infringement of specific constitutional provisions, along with failures to comply with rulings from the highest courts, ultimately [...]

IMMIGRANTS INTEGRATING IN ITALY: THE SOLUTION COMES FROM COMMITTED MEMBERS OF SOCIETY

October 30th, 2017|Opinion|

  IMMIGRANTS INTEGRATING IN ITALY:  The solution comes from committed members of society By Chiara Berneri*  One of the biggest challenges that Europe is facing these days is surely calledri immigration. With more than a million of refugees crossing the European borders in 2015 and 2016, the old continent is evidently struggling to cope with the [...]

ASSOCIAZIONE COORDINAMENTO NAZIONALE TIROCINIO FORMATIVO ATTIVO: AN ITALIAN STORY

October 30th, 2017|Opinion|

ASSOCIAZIONE COORDINAMENTO NAZIONALE TIROCINIO FORMATIVO ATTIVO: AN ITALIAN STORY   Citizen Lobbyist for Education by Alessandro El Khoury* and Sara Piersantelli** The Association “Coordinamento Nazionale TFA”, after fighting for years against the exploitation of temporary workers in school, obtained from the Government some amendments to the legislation that safeguard temporary workers in school with a specialization [...]

ADVOCACY GROUPS RELEASE LEGAL RESOURCE FOR FIGHTING FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS

October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

ADVOCACY GROUPS RELEASE LEGAL RESOURCE FOR FIGHTING FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS New toolkit helps clarify EU legislation to challenge exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons  Brussels—Food & Water Europe – with the pro bono support of The Good Lobby – has released today the 1st guide through the jungle of European enviroAnmental legislation for activists and non-governmental organisations that oppose [...]