CROWDFARMING: A Spanish example with bees

Europe bad and good By 29 julio, 2016 No Comments

by Anna Wanninger 

During the past 10 to 15 years beekeepers across the globe have detected a remarkable decrease of the bee population. In North America, the region with the most significant decline, this phenomenon is referred to as “Colony Collapse Disorder”. Having a closer look at Western Europe, we find France, Germany, Italy, the UK and Spain among the most affected countries.

GERMANY: Germany lacks specialists

Jobs By 21 julio, 2016 No Comments

German industry still lacks specialists in mathematics, informatics, the natural sciences and technology, according to a survey recently published by the country’s leading industrial organisations. It stressed that the shortage of graduates in these key fields had grown dramatically since the beginning of the year.

IBIZA: The place to be for DJ’s, singers and dancers

Jobs, Living By 17 julio, 2016 No Comments

Ibiza is beating this year all tourism records, but it is also the place where artists from all around the world find their summer arrangement. The Spanish island is full of musicians, dancers, actors, singers and everthing seems like a cheap version of Moulin Rouge. Party is the business in Ibiza, and the business seems to be easy in the summer months. During June, July and August the island is packed. And the people that come from all over the world, mainly Italy, Germany, France and the UK, look just for one thing: entertainment. 

PARIS: How to use the Paris Metro

Living By 17 julio, 2016 No Comments

Paris is a fantastic city for walkers, but if you’re in a hurry or the weather’s turned foul or you just want to give your tired feet a break, the city is also blessed with one of the best subway systems in the world. Here are the main things you need to know about how to use the Paris Metro.

SPAIN: Scientists have a hard time, they have to immigrate to earn good money

Immigration, Study By 14 julio, 2016 No Comments

The progress of the Spanish R & D system from the last decade has got stuck when the economical crisis started. The first budget cuts in R & D sector were applied in 2010, and nowadays the public R & D investment has stepped back to 2005 levels. The Spanish Young Researchers Federation (FJI-Precarios) strongly believes that, beyond raising public investment, a thoughtful R & D policy should be undertaken. In our FJI-Precarios Decalogue (under Creative Common License), we suggest 10 measures that will strengthen the R & D system and will make it more independent of political turnovers.

PARIS: The 1st arrondissement – Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois

Culture By 14 julio, 2016 No Comments

Despite the terrible terrorist acts in France, Paris still is the most visited city in world. The city of love, art and gourmet. The Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois district is the heart of the French capital. It spreads from the western tip of Île de la Cité to the Jardin des Tuileries, the biggest, oldest garden in Paris. Fluctuat nec mergitur. (“She is battered by the waves, but does not sink”) was the motto of the boatmen’s guild which had its headquarters here during the reign of Hugh Capet, and the phrase subsequently became the city’s own motto.