Location: Europe


/ Conservation, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

25 Nov 2015


With half of Europe’s remaining virgin forest, Romania holds a state of wilderness that has been lost in much of the continent. Sam Sutaria cycles across the country and asks what it could teach the west about rewilding both its landscape and its culture


/ Culture

30 Oct 2015


Catalan was banned during the Franco-era, but the language survived and now the Spanish region could be closer than ever to gaining independence


/ Environment

22 Oct 2015


On Tuesday Norway's capital city became first in the world to withdraw its investments in fossil fuel companies. Campaigners hope the move will send a strong message to world leaders ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference in December

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/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

14 Oct 2015


A new platform called Press Start will use crowdfunding to finance stories and protect journalists in areas where press freedom isn’t guaranteed


/ Agriculture, Economics & Innovation, Environment, Food, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Technology

07 Oct 2015


Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21

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/ Technology

01 Oct 2015


With the rest of the mobile phone industry beginning to look into supply chain ethics, Fairphone has launched their second handset as the first fully modular smartphone to try and stay one step ahead


/ Community, Education, Positive People

28 Sep 2015


How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation believes communication could be the answer


/ New Economics, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

24 Sep 2015


See the city through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, which are part of a new series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

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/ Politics, Positive Perspective

15 Sep 2015


Desperate people are still arriving on Europe’s borders and on its shores, as they have been for months and years. But now the public’s reaction is changing, says Hannah Jones

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/ Community, Peace

08 Sep 2015


Rosie Strickland joined a Critical Mass mission to donate bikes to refugees in the notorious ‘Jungle’ at Calais – this is what she found

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/ Education, Positive Perspective, Youth

03 Sep 2015


Greta Rossi left her career in mainstream higher education to start Akasha Innovation, where a new venture aims to help young people build a better future for themselves and generations to come


/ Community, Positive People

27 Aug 2015


As the humanitarian crisis in Calais grows, the media is increasingly dominated with tales of savagery and menace in the refugee camps. But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, say the many ordinary UK citizens who are taking positive action

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/ Conservation, Environment, Positive Travel Blog

19 Aug 2015


An ambitious new project at the Alladale estate is allowing tourists to experience a rewilding project in action. Environmentalist Matt Mellen heads to Scotland to witness the transformation and is inspired at what it might herald for the future of Britain’s wilderness


/ Wellbeing

07 Jul 2015


Active ageing is on the up in the EU, despite the economic crisis and austerity measures, a new report suggests

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/ New Economics

22 Apr 2015


New quota will see women fill at least 30% of supervisory board seats


/ Arts, Culture

14 Apr 2015


Folklore has it that there’s something a little spooky about twins, and Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz use this to incredible, uncanny advantage in their debut album

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/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015


UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

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/ Politics

20 Mar 2015


For the first time in decades, a grassroots organisation in Spain has the potential to unseat the country’s major political parties. Could this herald the beginning of a Europe-wide political revolution?


/ Community, Peace

09 Mar 2015


Against a backdrop of hatred and antisemitism, a new wave of activism born of tolerance and solidarity is gaining traction


/ Economics & Innovation

07 Feb 2015


The new scheme aims to boost the country's economy in the long term