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EUROPE: protecting the truth

Jobs By 18 June, 2019 No Comments

The European Union Regulation protects whistleblowers who report a violation of EU law. Some examples include legal violations such as tax fraud, money laundering, or data protection violations. This new regulation doesn’t only apply to employees, but it also protects trainees, volunteers, and self-employed workers. The Directive requires companies with more than 50 employees to take measures to protect.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Is aid helping or hindering?

Jobs By 11 June, 2019 No Comments

by Lucia Gorgon

In Europe, there are about 5.5 million young adults who are called ‘ninis– teens who do not work or go to school, making up 14.3 % of the European population. Right now, the government is dedicating many recourses to aid these unemployed teens, specifically to the ‘ninis.’ The question now is whether or not it is genuinely helping the young adults go into the working world or hindering them?

SPAIN: Farming becomes smart

Jobs By 11 June, 2019 No Comments

The durum wheat planted in Europe has been reduced due to low price and the increase in almond and olive productions has lead to a decreased production of cereals in the region. “The world population today stands at 7,700 million inhabitants, with an annual growth of 80 million people, with food being the main problem facing the world”, explained the co-founder of Northstar Brokerage, Philip Werle. Improvements in agricultural production processes “have led to significant increases in yields per hectare, although this revolution has left thousands of farmers unable to keep up with the pace,” says Werle.

MADRID: When fun becomes a business

Jobs By 10 June, 2019 No Comments

Karen Moan is not Karen Moan, but she could be. She began to be someone else. She likes role-playing and being crazy. The 47-year-old Spanish woman with the red dress and mother of two children feels like she still wants to discover, to long and explore. In her former life, she was a journalist, happily married to an Irish man, now she is an Event-Manager with less money, but happier: “Just to do and be what you think is your destiny is an enormous satisfaction”.

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.