Earthquakes usher Groningen into innovative economy

[caption id="attachment_6601" align="alignnone" width="550"] Dutch flags wave in the green harbor of Eemshaven, windmills in the background extend far into the North Sea. Photo: Loly Velasco[/caption] GRONINGEN - Around the world earthquakes cause disaster and…

A Tale of Two Waterfronts: how Belfast can…

The development of Hobart’s urban centre can learn from its long-lost European cousin, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Samantha Dixon and Emily Jarvie [caption id="attachment_6497" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Hobart’s waterfront is an iconic area for locals and tourists. Source: Pete…

An example of why local governments need to…

With interviews from: Friends of the Earth Program Coordinator for Resource Justice and Sustainability, Leida Rijnhout Zero Waste Europe Policy Officer, Ferran Rosa Local Governments for Sustainability Deputy Regional Director for Europe, Stefan Kuhn Eurocities…

Tourists Are Coming: The Rise of Game of…

[caption id="attachment_6454" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Have you ever wanted to step foot into a world of fantasy and adventure? Well for £40 you can in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ever since the massive HBO…

Media paves the way to social inclusion

With just a quick Google search of 'Molenbeek', you are painted quite a bleak picture of one of nineteen municipalities that make up the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. If you have never heard of Molenbeek…

Well Grounded at The Dock

[caption id="attachment_6508" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Source: Emily Jarvie[/caption] The Dock café looks very similar to any other city coffee shop: the smell of coffee in the air, warm bowls of soup and bread on tables, and…

Belfast Bikes towards Sustainability

[caption id="attachment_6462" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Belfast Bikes point, Queen’s University. Source: Emily Jarvie[/caption] The introduction of the Belfast Bikes rental scheme throughout the Northern Ireland city has seen success in the move towards promoting sustainable transport.…

Images of Belfast: Audio Visual Stories

Samantha Dixon, Noah Groves and Emily Jarvie   [embed]https://youtu.be/iQlLlqR4iB4[/embed] Take a step back in time to learn about the history of conflict in Belfast and how Northern Ireland's violent past impacts the region today.  …

EU Talks Climate with California

Bilateral Cooperation in Carbon Trading Markets “What we saw in Bonn is that the Paris spirit is very much alive,” Anna-Kaiser Itkonen, Commission spokesperson for Climate Action and Energy, said referring to the Paris accord…

EU Talks Climate with California

Bilateral Cooperation in Carbon Trading Markets “What we saw in Bonn is that the Paris spirit is very much alive,” Anna-Kaiser Itkonen, Commission spokesperson for Climate Action and Energy, said referring to the Paris accord…

Muslims in Europe: Danger or in Danger?

[caption id="attachment_6359" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: http://www.barenakedislam.com/[/caption] As a Muslim living in Europe, I have never encountered any problem. Maybe it’s because I don’t look like a “Muslim”. I don’t have a headscarf nor do…

Whistleblowers : vital or harmful ?

Sometimes portrayed as heroes, sometimes as traitors, the whistleblowers who expose to the world wrongdoings are omnipresent in the news. The recent Luxleaks trial illustrates perfectly the ambivalence of the politicians about whistleblowers, claiming the…