Call for Innovate Europe Hackathon: Brussels Edition! 

Community Engagement for a Greener Society


The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) invites young individuals and groups of max. 4 people to apply for the Innovate Europe Brussels Hackathon 2019.


When?  20th – 21st October 2019

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Entrepreneurship Academy – Apply now!


Sikyon Coast, Ξυλόκαστρο, 21-24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Το Ίδρυμα Φρίντριχ Νάουμαν για την Ελευθερία (FNF) με την υποστήριξη του Ινστιτούτου για την Εκπαίδευση, Διδασκαλία και Ανάπτυξη (ΙΜΕΔΑ) και τη συνεργασία του Κέντρου Εθελοντών Μάνατζερ Ελλάδος (ΚΕΜΕΛ), των Young Liberals, του Greek Liberties Monitor (GLM) και της Αλεξάνρειας Ζώνης Καινοτομίας (ΑΖΚ) διοργανώνουν για 3η χρονιά το εκπαιδευτικό εργαστήριο της Ακαδημίας Επιχειρηματικότητας.

Το πρόγραμμα προσφέρει ένα βιωματικό σεμινάριο με αντικείμενο την οικοδόμηση και λειτουργία μιας επιχειρηματικής ιδέας σε συνθήκες πραγματικής οικονομίας, προσφέροντας ταυτόχρονα τη θεωρητική και την εμπειρική γνώση του επιχειρείν. Continue reading

Europaquoten für TV und Videoplattformen? Liberale kämpfen für moderne EU-Regeln im Zeitalter der Medienkonvergenz


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Wer hätte 2010 ahnen können, dass Kevin Spacey einmal ins Weiße Haus einziehen würde? 2016 ist das für viele Fans der Serie „House of Cards“ eine Selbstverständlichkeit. Dabei war die Serie über den machtsüchtigen Politiker explizit für die Video-on-Demand-Plattform (VoD) Netflix konzipiert und lief – mit Ausnahme des deutschsprachigen Raums – nie im Fernsehen. Nur wenige Jahre nach dem Aufkommen von Smartphones schauen wir wie selbstverständlich Videos in der U-Bahn oder am Strand. Und auch am klassischen Fernsehen ist die digitale Revolution nicht spurlos vorbeigegangen. Mit neuen Online- oder Bezahlformaten bieten sie Alternativen zum traditionell linearen Programm im TV.


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Bureaucracy is the biggest stumbling block on the way to a successful Innovation Union

David Harmon
David Harmon

In order to overcome the financial crisis, creativity in generating new growth and jobs will be key. The European Commission therefore launched the Innovation Union as one of the seven flagship initiatives in the framework of the EU Agenda 2020 three years ago. David Harmon, Member of the Cabinet of Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Ben Dankbaar, Professor of Business Administration at Radboud University in Nijmegen and Gerhard Huemer, Director Research and Innovation at European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) discussed the progress of this initiative with Richard Tuffs, Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN).

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Upcoming event: “Bright minds and ingenious ideas – Europe as an Innovation Union”

Thursday, 25 April 2013
12 – 14.00h

innovation unionEurope’s competitiveness and prosperity depends on its ability to promote innovation. But Europe invests too little in innovation, they say, and competitors like South Korea and China are striving to overtake it. The European market is still too diverse and hesitant when it comes to innovation. Therefore the Innovation Union was presented as a flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 strategy. Its programme is ambitious and wide-ranging and requires commitment in a large number of fields: Not only the education system will need adjustments to make the EU future-proof, but also research and science, enterprise and social policy.

Which role does innovation play? How do we make the EU more innovation-friendly? What obstacles are there? How do we plan to promote innovation? How can the existing creative potential be used more efficiently to safeguard growth and prosperity in Europe in the long run?  And last, but not least: Does the European Union itself require a new set-up to achieve these goals?

David Harmon, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn, Research, Innovation and Science, European Commission, Gerhard Huemer, Director Research and Innovation, European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, and Dr Ben Dankbaar, Professor of Business Organization, Radboud University Nijmegen, will discuss the prospects of the Innovation Union.

The event will be moderated by Richard Tuffs, Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN).

For more information and to register, click here.