Smart Tourism changes working in the industry

Jobs By 15 April, 2019 No Comments

Determining a city’s future readiness for tourism growth requires a holistic view that accounts not only for its current physical and natural assets, but also for its social capital and the impact of its policies. The working environment of these future “intelligent” destinations will change drastically in the future, as will the price we have to pay for traveling. Whether a city is looking to grow its Travel & Tourism sector or manage rising visitor numbers, business and city leaders must balance all the dynamics that make up a city’s fabric.

EUROPE: I had a dream…

Jobs By 1 April, 2019 No Comments

In 1996, Yousef Yousef (1983) came to the Netherlands from Syria as a refugee along with his mother, brother and sister. For almost seven years they lived together in a refugee camp, fearing that each day would be the day they learned they were going to be deported. The inspiration to become an entrepreneur came from his father Qaury Yousef, who was a successful businessman. His father died when Yousef was two years old, leaving his mother alone to raise three children. She decided to take her children to Europe, and Yousef’s dream of being an entrepreneur accompanied him to Europe. To achieve his goals, he began to follow educational programs in the refugee camp, after ten years, Yousef was granted the Dutch residency that allowed him to enroll at the University of Leiden.

MIGRATION: Not a main worry for Europeans

Europe bad and good By 1 April, 2019 No Comments

Despite what Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini and Steve Bannon have said, the EU elections will not be a referendum on migration. While migration is important for some voters, it is not the only battleground for votes ahead of the European Parliament elections, according to a major new poll by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). The think-tank’s poll finds that emigration and domestic issues, such as corruption, the cost of living, health, housing, and unemployment, also feature prominently among voters.

EUROPA: To live by art

Jobs By 1 April, 2019 No Comments

Paul Beumer’s painterly practice oscillates between figuration and abstraction, but in the past few years gained a specific focus on the relationship and dichotomies between Western and Asian approaches to landscape painting and nature. Steering away from the conventions of the brush and canvas his works are made on a variation of loose cloths. He engages ink or chlorine and manual resist-dyeing techniques to produce abstract patterns that feel like faint memories of Western High Modernism.

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: more inclusive and safer

Jobs By 26 March, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

Only 9 % of the people working in the construction sector are women. But working in this sector still means having to face lots of dangers. To promote the social dialogue between employers and unions, the Construction Labor Foundation was born in 1992. In the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the foundation, Madrid’s mayor Manuela Carmena declared the will to establish a recognition of innovation. This should avoid the loss of lives during the work.  Recently, the campaign #yotambienconstruyo (#IalsoConstruct) has been launched to make visible the more 115,000 women who work in this field.

SPANISH: Strategic alliance for a global language

Study By 25 March, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

Spanish is the fastest growing language in the world. It has more than 500 million native speaker but 600 – if we add those who study it as a foreign language. Especially, Americans, Brazilians and Chinese study Spanish. The University of Salamanca that is one of the four oldest in the world, signed a strategic alliance to promote the training of Spanish at a global level.  It is a collaboration agreement with doinGlobal.