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Hippocrène Foundation commissions The Global Compass to produce a report and recommendation to build public support for the European Project

The EU has entered a very dark period. The Brexit in June 2016 and the rise of populism in many countries across Europe are putting at risk the European project. There is a growing lack of trust and understanding among people about the EU and therefore, an urgent need to address this issue and to foster public understanding and support …

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Summit in Baku (Azerbaijan) : The Global Compass organized a business symposium on the Role of the private sector in promoting Inclusive Societies

The Government of Azerbaijan, host of the Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Summit, has tasked The Global Compass with organising a high level business symposium on “Living Together in Inclusive Societies : the Role and Responsibility of the Private Sector”.  The symposium was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan Azpromo and the UN …

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Le vivre ensemble comme étendard, Op Ed by Jean-Christophe Bas in Les Echos

Polémique aux Oscars, critiques à l’égard de Facebook et de Starbucks… La tolérance et le respect des cultures sont devenus un nouvel enjeu de société. Ministre responsable de la Tolérance, ministre responsable du Bonheur. Le brouhaha médiatique du remaniement ministériel en France la semaine dernière a occulté l’annonce le même jour aux Emirats arabes unis de l’entrée au gouvernement de …

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Discussing Innovation with Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve Job’s biography

In his capacity as member of the executive Board of the Aspen Institute in France, Jean-Christophe Bas hosted Walter Isaacson, the former CEO of CNN, for a discussion on Innovation and the Digital Revolution. The event was hosted by ESL Network and was attended by its CEO Alexandre Medvedowsky, Stephane Richard, CEO of Orange, Frédéric Mazella, Founder and CEO of …

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How to handle rapid change in societies ? Make the moderate majority matter

Tensions are rising worldwide as countries experience rapid change provoked by migration, technology and globalisation – from Europe to the Middle East, Asia to the Americas. The ways in which societies work and the identities that people hold are ever more contested, risking conflict and chaos. In particular, a serious and antagonistic gap is growing between the religious and the …

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Bringing “Diversity on board”

Canadian cities are among the most diverse regions of the world, with immigrants and visible minorities comprising an increasing share of their population. There are more than 170,000 nonprofit and charitable organizations in Canada, many of which are headquartered in urban centres. All are governed by boards of directors, drawn from members of the public. In addition, municipal, provincial and …

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The Economist launches The Global Diversity List (GDL)

The objective of the Global Diversity List is to create global diversity standard that covers every strand of diversity, in every country, in the world. The results of the Global Diversity List will be released annually, with the first list being published in October 2015. Why create a Global Diversity List (GDL)? Benchmarking the diversity profession The diversity profession has developed …

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Promoting Education for Democratic Citizenship in Turkey

14 April 2015 . The Minister of National Education, Nabi AVCI opened the closing conference of about 350 participants from Turkey and from other member states of the Council of Europe who met to celebrate the achievements and to reflect on the lessons learned from the four-year 6.1 million Euro project Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (“Generation Democracy”), funded …

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