Solidarity refers to the ties in the society that bind people together as one. What forms the basis of solidarity varies between societies. In simple societies it may be mainly based on kinship and shared values. In more complex societies there are various theories as to what contributes to a sense of social solidarity. Solidarity is also one of six principles of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and December 20 of each year is International Human Solidarity Day.
Since the XIX century and the rise of civil and political rights, citizens have more opportunity to take part in the political life, previously restricted only to the elites. How can the citizens today get more involved, better control the elected politicians and bring a change through democratic means that do not end with voting?
A society is a group of people involved in a persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups.
Alternative energy is any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel. These alternatives are intended to address concerns about such fossil fuels, such as its high carbon dioxide emissions, an important factor in global warming. Ocean, wind and solar power are some sources of alternative energy.
Earth is the planet we live on. It is the third planet from the Sun. It is the only planet known to have life on it. The Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. The Earth and its nature is today threatened by human activities. This is a debate about our planet and the protection of our environment.
Digital technology is a great driver for change and it creates the opportunities for new and improved business processes, new products and new services all the time. If you do not follow, you will be eliminated. Thanks to digital innovation there is a great ability to solve great societal challenges. Hear more about that on WikiStage video learning platform.
Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction. The design has different connotations in different fields. In some cases, the direct construction of an object is also considered to be designed. There are countless philosophies for guiding design as the design values and its accompanying aspects within modern design vary, both between different schools of thought and among practicing designers.
Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.In their most general form, these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms. It is generally considered a field of biology, but it intersects frequently with many of the life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems. Research in human genetics and gene heredity is progressing and more and more used in the research of cures for genetic diseases.
#The Outer Space
The Outer Space has been studied since the very beginning of humanity, as the first humans looked at the stars, the sun and the moon. Today, incredible technological tools allow us to discover more and more about the planets of our solar system, but also about how the universe was created and how its very first matter, the dark matter, works.
The Brain is still a very mysterious part of our body that many scientists study, trying to find out how this organic computer works. How do the connections between cells and neurons work? Why are we able to do things automatically? All these questions and some answers can be found in this debate.
We live in a world driven by economic activities, both on a micro and macro level. Since we entered the economic and financial crisis in the late 2000s, the main concepts of economics such as free trade, protectionism, and the welfare state have been re-thought. The economic systems of today are a matter of a big debate, and this WikiStage debate presents best talks on the issue from events around the world.
Entrepreneurship has traditionally been defined as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which typically begins as a small business, such as a start-up company, offering a product, process or service for sale or hire. Here, on WikiStage video learning platform, you can hear what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
#Identity and Culture
How does a person's identity form? What are the different layers off identity that all of us have, how do we combine them and which ones take prevalence? These issues have been debated for centuries and today, in the age of globalization, they are increasingly important. Finally, has the concept of culture, ever-so connected with the issue of identity, become contested by the idea of globalization? This debate presents videos that tackle these and related issues.
#Future of the EU
The European Union is beset by turmoil. Grave and serious problems like a democratic deficit, sovereignty setbacks, and debt issues have become commonplace occurrences. Two major calamities - the 2015 refugee crisis and the 2016 post-Brexit EU disintegration crisis, were added to the list of problems. How to save the European project?