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26 September 2017

Violence against Women: the battle is only just beginning

When talking about violence against women it is often said that such an issue mainly concerns the developing countries. This is patently false. In fact, violence against women is still very common ...

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26 September 2017

Youth unemployment remains the Achilles heel of Europe

A " Lost Generation ! ". Although this observation cannot be completely denied, however, it is a little bit outrageous. This said, the fact is that the figures for youth unemployment are ...

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8 September 2017

The Fears of our Citizens at Summer's end

Terrorism and climate change are the leading threats people perceive today around the world. This is according to the latest Pew Research Center study. Nearly 42,000 thousand people in 38 countries ...

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8 September 2017

The Hefty Bill of Climate Change

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA) southern and southeastern regions of Europe will face the continent's most adverse effects from climate change. In fact today, a majority of ...

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18 August 2017

How can we make our cities more livable without spending a lot of money ?

More than 80% of the European population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030 (Fig.UNECE). At the same time, recurrent heat waves make the life of the population in large towns always more ...

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18 August 2017

The Fight of City Residents against Mass Tourism

Venice, Amsterdam and Barcelona are among the cities which are the most affected by an unbridled tourism. A permanent congestion of the historic city centres poses a grave threat to cultural ...

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25 July 2017

The obvious links between Terrorism and Trafficking of Cultural Goods

"Terrorist groups like ISIL exploit cultural sites to finance their activities while strengthening their linkages with transnational organized crime" (UN Briefing March 24,2017). ...

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25 July 2017

The Disturbing Rise of Precarious Work

Indirect, temporary or short term jobs are growing and begin to replace direct and permanent jobs. Precarious work affects more than 60% of workers worldwide (Fig. ILO). And it is widely accepted ...

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7 July 2017

Smart Homes are also vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

The repeated cyber attacks against IT infrastructure are sobering reminders of our vulnerability to hackers. They are consequences of our current dependence on our computer systems and on our ...

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7 July 2017

How do we quantify the effects of human violence for Humankind?

This might seem a strange idea: calculating the cost of 'man-made' violences and their impacts on humanity. This is, however, the core of the analysis carried out by the Institute for ...

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