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Climate Change: Ignore the ocean at your peril

Niall McDonough, Executive Secretary at the European Marine Board outlines why the ocean should be part of the climate change discussion The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP21 meeting in Paris in December delivered an ambitious agreement on mitigating the effects of climate change. Before Paris, many commentators...

The circular economy opportunity

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sheds light on the circular economy and why it is an opportunity not to be missed Today’s linear economy – in which resources are extracted, made into products, sold and ultimately thrown away – arguably faces its biggest challenges, on a number of fronts. A range...
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Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Christa Sedlatschek, Director at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work outlines how musculoskeletal disorders affect workplaces across Europe Across Europe, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common occupational safety and health (OSH) risks in the workplace. They are found across many sectors, including agriculture, construction,...
Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Christa Sedlatschek, Director at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work outlines how musculoskeletal disorders affect workplaces across Europe…  Across Europe, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common occupational safety and health (OSH) risks in the workplace. They are found across many sectors, including agriculture, construction,...
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Planning for the future

Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), established in 1987, is an international association of universities teaching and researching in the field of spatial planning. With over 150 institutional members, AESOP is the only representation of planning schools of Europe. AESOP mobilises its resources, taking a leading role and entering...

What’s so special about STEM?

Gill Collinson, Head of the National STEM Centre highlights the significance of STEM in modern life ‘STEM’ is the buzz word of the moment in education. Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, summed it up last year 1 when she said: “the subjects that keep young people’s options open...

Partnerships for success

Ellen Rowles from Action PR Ltd sheds light on why third party partnerships hold the key to success in improving leisure facilities for schools and colleges. In these times of economic uncertainty and budgetary constraints, many local authority schools and colleges are exploring alternative ways to improve their fitness offering...

Driving culture to local communities

Open Access Government outlines how DCMS and the Museums Association help to encourage local communities to engage with the culture and heritage sector Museums and galleries play an integral role in our local communities. As well as preserving local history and heritage, they also help to educate. Heritage and culture...
Chancellor announces billions in cuts

Chancellor announces billions in cuts

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed £4.5bn of measures he plans to enact to bring down national debt... A new raft of austerity measures have been released by the Chancellor George Osborne today. It is hoped these cuts will enable the government to reduce national debt, but the news will undoubtedly...
The pros and cons of Right to Buy

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

Adjacent Digital Politics looks at the scheme and examines the pros and cons of selling off England's publicly-owned housing stock... There has been a lot of hand wringing and mud slinging over the issue of Right to Buy. For better or worse, the system allows council tenants to purchase their local...

The “place” in economic Development

In view of the significant transformation towards a knowledge-based economy which is taking place, as investment and people are now more mobile than ever before, so does the consideration of the quality of a place also become much more important. The most important component of this transformation is a much...

MK:Smart Project – Smart city

Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean at The University of Bedfordshire details how Milton Keynes is striving to become one of the UK leaders in smart cities According to a recent report by Centre for Cities, Milton Keynes is the UK’s number one city for jobs growth. Not only that, but it...

A new ecosystem for learning

Alastair Creelman, an e-learning Specialist from Linnaeus University, Sweden discusses the benefits of universities embracing new changes in learning The worldwide demand for higher education is exploding and projections show an increase from 100 million today to 250 million by 2025. The traditional university system simply cannot cope with this...

Maximising the impact – lowering the risk

Chris Morriss, Team Leader – Cyber Assurance at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) details the role of government science and technology, and Cyber Capability  The Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) provides cyber advice to the UK government informing both military and civilian domains of potential vulnerabilities and...

Time to address the skills shortage

Julia Evans, Chief Executive at BSRIA examines the current construction skills shortage and urges action to help promote the industry as an attractive career path. As the influence of the recession begins to fade and the construction industry sees a return to growth, all the things that beset us, such...
Apprenticeships fail to help youth unemployment

Apprenticeships fail to help youth unemployment

A new report has revealed apprenticeships are failing to tackle youth unemployment as places are predominately being given to over 25s... Earlier this year Adjacent Digital Politics looked at the value of apprenticeship schemes and if they were really beneficial for young people. While there are undoubtedly some issues with...
Water in the city

Water in the city

With population growth, urbanisation and economic development, the demand for freshwater in urban areas are increasing throughout Europe. At the same time, climate change and pollution are also affecting the availability of water for city residents, as discussed here by The European Environment Agency… In July 2011 intense rains left...
University leaders lobby Brussels on research cuts

University leaders protest research cuts

More than 50 UK university leaders are set to travel to Brussels today to lobby European policy makers against potential research funding cuts... Professor Sir Steve Smith, the vice-chancellor of Exeter University, is to lead a group of more than 50 university leaders to Brussels. The group will lobby European...
A fuel poverty crises – why only infrastructure will do

The facts behind fuel poverty

Bryn Kewley, Campaigner at the Energy Bill Revolution explores the facts behind our fuel poverty crises and calls on the next government to make home energy efficiency a national infrastructure spending priority… Shortly after the 7th May one man will hold the keys to No.10 Downing Street. The question is...
Promoting research in Norway

Promoting research in Norway

AG highlights how the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research is ensuring their commitment to research and development over the coming year…   The EU’s significant investment in research comes in the form of the Horizon 2020 programme. This programme is the biggest of its kind with nearly €80bn of funding available...

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