The Role and Future of Social Enterprises in EU

The Role and Future of Social Enterprises in the European Union   An entire segment of the economy is composed of entities that aim to increase social inclusion and reduce inequalities, while simultaneously creating economic value. It includes cooperatives, mutual societies, associations, foundations and social enterprises (independently of their legal form). While measuring them remains…

New threats: artisans and crafts will disappear in Italy for new millennial jobs?

New threats: artisans and crafts will disappear in Italy for new millennial jobs?   Made in Italy? Not for much longer as artisans and craftship are disappearing. Italy has always been renowned for its artisans: they create unique masterpieces by hand, even in an age in which most products are mass-produced. But these artisans and…

All the faces of Visegrad through different phases

The Visegrad Group, which unites Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in a cultural and political alliance, has become more visible and controversial after recent events. The migration crisis involving Europe triggered the reaction of the Group, which took a very strong and restrictive position in the matter. Furthermore, domestic reforms in Poland and Hungary…

Eastern and Central Europe: re-thinking the concept of Solidarity

EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE: RE-THINKING THE CONCEPT OF SOLIDARITY By S.Ferroni OVERVIEW: The rift within the European Union on the migrants’ topic is growing month by month between the Visegard group (plus Austria, Croatia and Slovenia) and other EU members. Since the beginning of the refugees’ crisis Central and Eastern Europe have been taking the…

Europe needs a new Europeanism

After seventy years from the Treaty of Rome, European project is still based on its original cornerstones: peace, security, prosperity and identity. Unfortunately, the current European situation, worsened by its crisis (economical, humanitarian, social, ideological), seems to jeopardize the Europeanism concept, and consequently the achievement of the EU’s objectives. To return on the straight and…