SOFYAN EL BOUCHTILI

"I want to be a journalist“, was the realisation of Sofyan, when he started Dutch and English studies. But it was no empty promise. In the following years, the 22-year-old student from Belgium immersed himself…

Don’t waste your waste

Efficient waste management is a key component for closing the consuming circle, and a circular economy could boost EU’s economy with billions and benefit the environment. Ljubljana shows how it's possible. You might think your…

Will robots make us jobless?

Robots are already among us. One hundred years ago a Czech writer Karel Čapek introduced the word «Robot» in his novel R.U.R, presenting a sci-fi anti-utopia, where artificial people annihilated its own creators. Real robots…

Ljubljana: a model for tomorrow’s tourism

[caption id="attachment_6682" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Parks and walkways line the Ljubljanica River that winds through town. Photo: Creative Commons[/caption] Bennet Nichol Paris, the city of love, is home to some of Europe’s most famous tourist attractions.…

Social Inclusion down Slaughterhouse Road

[video width="960" height="540" mp4="http://euroscopemag.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Abattoir-1.mp4"][/video]   An old abattoir seems like an unlikely place for cultural and social endeavours in the EU capital of Europe, yet it seems to be happening all under one roof –…

Airy Ljubljana

In 2012 the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment of Slovenia monitored and analysed the state of the air quality as part of their Environment Indications Report. This report and analyses has developed in the…

Religion at work, squaring the circle

“Infrabel provides places of worship for Muslim SNCB employees” wrote the Bulletin in 2015. After tis announce, the reactions were very emotional. Why do these measures provoke such hostility ? Isn’t it a step towards…

Valencia: The “White Elephant” of Spain

Authors: Ghina Mohsen, Tihomira Doncheva [caption id="attachment_6519" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo credit: Federico Galarraga, flickr[/caption]   The Spanish region of Valencia has been lavishly spending funds it receives on unnecessary projects leaving the economy in tatters.…

Growing Groningen

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se27FcpqrKs#action=share[/embed] Alex Hendricks and Loly Velasco Out of the despair and misery caused by the earthquakes, came something special. That being an opportunity for Groningen to become a leading innovator and green energy producer. Something…

Shaking things up

The recent earthquakes that have hit Groningen these past few years have done more than shake the ground. They have shaken up people’s lives and the future of Groningen. Right now, The Netherlands is the…

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…