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#StrongTogether

 
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Security Policy Challenges

Some of the world’s most senior decision-makers like Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Bill Gates came together virtually for the MSC Special Edition 2021 on 19 February. They discussed how to rebuild and renew the transatlantic alliance and international cooperation.

Key Terms

#SecurityPolicy  #GlobalChallenges #TransatlanticPartnership #MSC2021

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EU Industry Days 2021

Industry is the engine of innovation, productivity growth and exportsEU Industry Days, from 23 - 26 Feb 2021, is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry and the main platform to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities with thousands of participants across Europe.

Key Terms

#Revitalizing  #Competitiveness #EU

#Innovation #EUIndustryDays

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Davos Agenda 2021

Global leaders like German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, business, government, and civil society leaders participate in a virtual Davos Agenda 2021 event from 25 - 29 Jan 2021 to discuss global challenges following the pandemic.

Key Terms

#GlobalCooperation  #Geopolitical

#Recovery #DavosAgenda

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First Among Equals

H.E. Guy Parmelin was elected President of the Swiss Confederation for 2021 by the United Federal Assembly on 9 December 2020 in Bern. "We are stronger together. In these particularly turbulent times, cohesion is essential", he said in his acceptance speech.

Key Terms

#FederalPresident  #Switzerland #FederalCouncil #Cohesion

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One Planet Summit

In the course of the fourth One Planet Summit on 11 Jan 2021, the French government led by President Emmanuel Macron met heads of state and government, leaders of international organizations, and NGOs to mobilize forces and act in the interests of biodiversity.

Key Terms

#ClimateChange #Biodiversity #Ecosystems #Protect #Restore #ClimateSummit

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Accreditation

of Ambassadors

H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the 12th Federal President of Germanywelcomed the new ambassadors of Japan, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Tunisia at the Federal president’s official residence at Bellevue Palace on 7 December 2020.

Key Terms

#FederalPresident  #BellevuePalace #Accreditation #Ambassadors 

“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”

 

Helmut Schmidt

 
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Certified Sustainability

Sustainable fashion is not always visible at first glance. The Green Button, the government-run certification label for sustainable textiles developed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is changing that.

Key Terms

#CertificationLabel #GreenButton #Sustainability #Textiles

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10th Forum Bellevue

"From the crisis into the future". Along with his guests, the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier examined how we as a society can succeed in bringing about the fundamental changes needed for the future.

Key Terms

#FederalPresident  #Germany #Europe #Future #Society #Democracy

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AI & Civil Rights

Are algorithms the new decision-makers? AI-driven technology is entering more aspects of every individual’s life - rising considerable challenges for society as a whole. The Council of Europe issues a 10-point Recommendation on AI and human rights.

Key Terms

#AI  #Algorithms  #HumanRights #SocialChallenges  #Technology

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Transport Transformation

The European Commission presented its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. This strategy lays the foundation for the EU transport system to achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises.

Key Terms

#EuropeanCommission #Sustainability #Mobility #Transport #Digitalization

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Economic Impacts

European economy is suffering the consequences of the worldwide pandemic. Eurofound launched a survey entitled "Living, working and COVID-19" to measure the impact of the crisis on well-being, work and the financial situation of people living in Europe. 

Key Terms

#Economy #QualityOfLife #Challenges #FinancialSituation #EU #Eurofound

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TECHNOLOGY

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” 

Richard Feynman

 
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Digitizing Railways

The future of train traffic is digital. To accelerate the digitalization of Europe's railways and secure the future of its railroad industry, stakeholders must change the way the industry operates

Key Terms

#RailNetwork  #Digitalization  #Europe

 #AutonomousOperation

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Offshore Wind Energy

Europe is a world leader in offshore renewable energy and can become a powerhouse for its global development. The EU is planning a 25-times increase in offshore wind capacity from 12 to 300 gigawatts by 2050.

Key Terms

#RenewableEnergy #OceanEnergy #EU #Sustainability #Infrastructure #WindEnergy

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Exoskeleton Tech

Exoskeleton technology is one of the most interesting developments in the world of robotics. German Bionic raises $20 Million led by Samsung for exoskeleton tech to supercharge human labor.

Key Terms

#Technology  #Innovation  #Exoskeleton #Robotics  #Germany  #Bionics

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Europe's Mobility Sector

2020 has forced the mobility sector to reimagine itself. It looked like several startups in Europe were going to have a very rocky year but nearly all have bounced back again, buoyed by booming consumer interest in micro mobility and online delivery.

Key Terms

#Europe #ModernMobility #EMobility #StartUps #Delivery #MicroMobility

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Reshaping the way we interact with the world

The gaming industry constantly inspires innovation by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Watching gamers play online is becoming as popular as watching sports.

Key Terms

#GamingIndusrty  #Interaction  #Progress #Innovation  #NextGen  #eSports

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