Citizen Science as a driver of innovation – a pioneer showing the way

As research from universities are getting more accessible and digital technologies are becoming a more productive tool. This also can form a foundation for a new dimension of science: Citizen Research or civil research. In this field, Germany is showing the way with the citizen research hub buergerschaffenwissen.de. On the …

European trend review 1: What most attracts tourists to choosing a destination

European trends from an EU, innovation, regional and city perspective are a deliberate choice in order to start with the main engines of European development. In this way, the Europeans and Europe are analyzed from a trend perspective. But, what about the nations then? The answer is that it is …

Integrating Gamification triggers a healthier living

Research from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Medicine shows that the company of a friend and a gamified application is the best environment to reach your exercising goals. This means that social interaction and gamified mechanisms that are challenging and competitive …

LifeLong Learning spots as the main meeting-place in future Cities

In a fast-changing world learning and re-learning is the engine to develop both personally and professionally. Since this is an environment where social, economic and political norms are constantly being challenged and redefined. In this spirit, UNESCO started the initiative Learning Cities to support the transformation of the local societies …