short news from ebbf members
We are launching today an #ebbfvalues campaign, because we believe that ebbf’s seven new foundational principles are a means to help you engage in discourses about new economic systems and also allow you to create meaningful impact in your workplace.
Go to the ebbfvalues page to download, personalise and post your favourite ebbf value and then challenge three people to do the same.
Join one or more of the seven online video conferences listed below dedicated to the seven ebbf foundation principles, explorations sparked by ebbf board members about what these values mean and how we can apply them in our working lives.
Aleksandar Tidic attended, last October, his first ebbf conference since he knew of ebbf since 1995. He, as a farmer, organizes a selling network for extra virgin olive oil and other local food products from his region Istria, Croatia. He is also a consultant for hospitality and tourism sectors and develops investing projects in small camps. He works and prays every day for the unity of mankind.
Birgit Peeter, director of Aquinicum, contributed to the ebbf event in Geneva with a learnshop titled “Jobsharing: addressing the talent brain drain by offering more than a double advantage!” aimed at informing participants about jobsharing and getting some feedback from them. “A good learnshop is a combination of informing as well as learning yourself and I got all of this“.
“As a member of JADE’s (www.jadenet.org | European Confederation of Jr Enterprise – 280 enterprises at universities / 20,000 student entrepreneurs in Europe, Brazil & Tunisia; €16 mo. overall turnover ) Advisory Board, I was invited to the opening of this year’s Junior Entrepreneurs #JSM Conference, March 5, in Brussels.
Some 300 junior & seasoned entrepreneurs from 17 countries participated in a program which with the help of experts & EU officials looked at the status of entrepreneurship in Europe.
It’s official: Turin has joined the Impact Hub network with the Candidate status. On 5th March, Innovo, the association promoting the Impact Hub project in Turin, organized an official event called Aperinnoviamo to celebrate this important step, one year after their first community event.
Today ebbf celebrates the women and the companies living one of ebbf’s foundational principles of #genderequality. It is very much ebbf’s belief that “to achieve the full potential of the human race, both women and men must advance equally and develop their complementary capacities in partnership.”
Amongst the many women who have dedicated a lifetime to work every day to make sure this principle is fully applied we mention today ebbf board member Wendi Momen and current ebbf chair, recently awarded an OBE “for her services to Equality, to the Empowerment of Women” and currently in New York as she has been every year for many years, representing ebbf at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women annual event.
We also salute all those companies that are seeing the logic, the benefit and actively moving forward the concept of #genderequality into their workplaces.
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your last opportunity to fill one of the last speakers slots for this next global learning event:
Germany - new ebbf member Pinar Güner offers insights into the role of education to reduce youth unemployment
Pinar has recently joined ebbf and right away decided to contribute, by sharing with the ebbf community some of her thinking and research. Pinar has been a European Commission`s Marie Curie fellow at “Education as Welfare for Socially Vulnerable Young People in Europe” research project. Also a visiting pre-doc at Harvard Graduate School of Education and affiliated with “Harvard New Civics Early Career Scholars Program” and researcher in the research group “women and gender studies” at Faculty of Education in Oulu University Finland. Her research field is inclusion of youth, quality of education, welfare research, European education and welfare systems with special focus on Germany, comparative education, education policy,planning, leadership and curirculum development.
MEANING OF QUALITY EDUCATION AND YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
What is the purpose of education and how can it address the growing issue of youth unemployment, specifically considering the European Union?
Joey is a forward thinking student and business dreamer who always wants to innovate things to be better. He characterizes himself as “ambitious and optimistic” and carries the feeling that he can make his hopes come true.
ebbf’s make it meaningful series is the result of 25 years of experience, evolving its international events. We discovered that people are not just looking for knowledge. They want to participate. And even more important, they want to contribute. Together we challenge the working environment and come up with ways of making our work more meaningful, connecting it to a wider purpose. Making change happen at the level of the individual, organizations and institutions.
This May we will be exploring interconnected business and specifically the mutual influence between organizational culture and structure and the people who work inside a system and give life to it. How do we as individuals affect positive change in the organizations where we operate? how can organizations enable instead of disabling people?
Follow news and ideas and interact in the run-up to the event following the hashtag #ebbflisbon