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?
Poverty alone is not a comprehensive marker of deprivation. Race, ethnicity, gender, religion, place of residence, disability status, age, HIVAIDS status, sexual orientation or other stigmatized markers, confer disadvantage that excludes people from a range of processes and opportunities. The World Bank defines social inclusion as the process of improving the terms for individuals and groups to take part in society.
Sharing economy refers to peer-to-peer access and sharing of goods and services that are coordinated via the internet through community-based online services. This concept includes the shared creation, production, distribution, consumption, and trade and consumption of human and physical resources by different people and organisations.
Social entrepreneurship is the attempt to draw upon business techniques and private sector approaches to find solutions to social, cultural, or environmental problems. While conventional entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit, revenues, and increases in stock prices, social entrepreneurs also take into account a positive "return to society".
The most accurate definition of the open data says that open data presents data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share alike. The main characteristics of open data are: availability and access, reuse and redistribution, and universal participation.