Issue 408 | 23 March 2015
Cluster policy, capital markets union, net futures, eSkills, world water day and more.
Jerzy Buzek, chair of parliament's industry, research and energy committee, introduces our cover story on EU cluster policy by underlining that "reindustrialising the EU's economy is central to overcoming the crisis". He also highlights the importance of "fostering cooperation between academia and industry", a key feature of parliament's seventh framework programme for research. Committee of the regions president Markku Markkula also shares some insights, saying that in order for Europe to overcome its current challenges, it needs "innovative solutions, world class networks and real action based on local and regional level public-private-people partnerships".
EU policymakers should support measures to enhance cooperation between public and private employment services argues Eurociett's Denis Pennel.
Each day brings another twist and turn in the Brexit saga and there is still more to come, writes Dmitry Leus.
Urban regeneration is not an easy task, but when sustainable energy is involved, it becomes more complicated. FosterREG shows how to overcome difficulties, says Paweł Nowakowski.