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November 22, 2017

Decision makers, and maybe part of us, love happy forecasts and optimistic scenarios…. Among the media headlines today: “36 000 jobs linked to circular economy should be created in Belgium before 2020”. Doesn’t it look like a successful green transition is achieved?


November 21, 2017

My favorite book when I was a teenager was “Germinal”, from 19th century French author Zola. It pictured the unvarnished truth of coal miner’s conditions of that time: poverty, tough conditions, health related problems, and tragic accidents of miners blocked into the c...

November 20, 2017

In the digital age with the rise of social media platforms, information has become prolific. News and reports are accessible in one click. The challenge for media and communication will be the attention of users. Fake news and disinformation impact political campa...

November 19, 2017

In the last 6 weeks, the #Me too acted like a tsunami with the break out of testimonies, accusations and demonstrations to complain about sexual harassment and sexual violence occurring to women, and in some cases to men. Beyond the accusations and individual cases, le...

November 6, 2017

The crisis in Catalonia could remain in European memories like yet another crisis.

But it could also be an opportunity to come back to the core values of Europe: Peace, Dialogue, Compromise, Empowerement of civil society while respecting the rule of law. In 2012, the EU...

November 6, 2017

The COP 23 conference started today in Bonn, one year after the election of Trump as U.S. president. Despite the decommitment from this latter, expectations are very high for national governments and other organizations to reach an agreement on the financing of climate...

November 5, 2017

 Are we addressing the real problems?  The traditional European leadership in the fight against climate change appears milder than before. The call to make “the planet great again” echoes at best as wishful thinking. Europe is weakened by the conflicts occurring at its...

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