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Anyone involved in a local club, charity or trying to bring together friends to run the 20K, for a worthy cause, no doubt has come up against the fact that there really is not much money around these days. This may or may not be true – it is in fact quite difficult to tell. … Read more

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Written by – Diane Coyle Professor of Economics, University of Manchester t’s recently become fashionable to worry that the fabric of democracy is being undermined as people feel left behind by globalization and automation. I think these fears are to some extent well founded. But this isn’t a new problem: it goes back at least … Read more

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Written by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum. As the past year has demonstrated, leaders must be responsive to the demands of the people who have entrusted them to lead, while also providing a … Read more

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Being a member of PTPI is a great honour for me. I was president of Pravets, Bulgaria Student Chapter for 2 years and this school year I’ve been elected as an Honourable President in charge of a think-tank group for youths’ initiatives. My memories go back to 2011 when after achieving B2 level in English … Read more

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Over the past five years, the European members have captured projects, actions and support systems they would like to see implemented to help this region grow faster. The most recent workshops this past September in Romania, once again highlighted the same themes that are crucial to us. By far the biggest opportunity ahead, is not … Read more

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As Mary and I settle in on the plane from JFK we can’t wait to meet up with our PTPI friends and make new ones. We are headed to our sixth European Conference, this one in Roman, Romania, a major highlight of the year. With the help of Verena from the Berlin office, and Andrei, … Read more

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Amsterdam has developed an Airbnb for city-owned offices, so residents can use them for free, and may do the same with municipal cars and tools. The project is due to be launched by the city government with access to some 15 underused meeting rooms around the turn of the year, and will be extended to … Read more

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Today, on International Volunteer Day, we face a paradox. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made us more connected and globalized than ever before, yet it is also shaping an age of civic disengagement. In his bestseller Bowling Alone, political scientist Robert Putnam identified a sharp rise in Americans’ civic disengagement over the last generation, with … Read more

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