"When Princess Europa was kidnapped by Zeus in bull’s disguise, her father, Agenor, King of Tyre, sent his sons in search of his lost daughter. One of them, Cadmon, sailed to Rhodes. In Delphi he asked the Oracle about his sister’s whereabouts. On that specific point Pythia, true to her habit, was evasive -but she obliged Cadmon with practical advice: "you won’t find her. Better get yourself a cow, follow it and push it forward, don’t allow it to rest; at the spot where it falls from exhaustion, build a town".
Zygmunt Bauman

dijous, de juliol 14, 2016

Cameron hunde al Reino Unido: último acto

(Publicado en Agenda Pública, 22.02.16)

“I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination, David Cameron, 24 June, 2016

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, Donald Tusk, 24 June, 2016

En febrero, en estas mismas páginas, analizábamos el suicidio político que había acometido David Cameron al acceder a organizar un referéndum sin haber logrado contrapartidas de calado a nivel comunitario. Por razones principalmente internas el gobierno británico decidió jugarse el todo por el todo. O más bien jugarse el todo por el nada. Pues con un Brexit, las pérdidas eran múltiples e impredecibles, como van a sucederse en las próximas semanas. En cambio en caso de Bremain, casi nada cambiaba. Una jugada legítima democráticamente, pero desprovista de cualquier lógica política.

Assises Nationales des Think Tanks (Sénat - OTT)

(Modération lors des 1ères Assises Nationales des Think Tanks, 04.07.16, Sénat) 

Premières Assies Nationales des Think Tanks en France.
Organisées par l'Observatoire des Think Tanks

Compte-rendu de la table ronde sur le 'Brexit' par ici.

Europe, Education & Social Cohesion (FEPS 2014-2015)

(Paper published as member and coordinator of the working group on 'Education, Europe & Social Cohesion', 4th Cycle Foundation for European Progressive Studes-Young Academic Network / FEPS)


The aim of this paper is to examine the correlation between e-learning platforms and social cohesion in Europe, where social cohesion is understood as “the ability of a society to ensure the welfare of all its members, minimizing disparities and avoiding polarization” (Council of Europe, 2004). E-learning has recently received increasing public attention because of its potentiality to provide new inputs to lifelong learning, informal education, and ongoing training. Our main argument is that the supposed transformative power of ICT should be translated into evidence-based policies, which requires taking into account the data available as well as pointing out the limits of these new educational formats.
 In this paper we assess three of these challenges. First, the current trends regarding digital access and digital literacy across Europe. The data available show that in order to generalize the benefits of e-learning, European Union needs to tackle urgently digital exclusion. In the second section we examine the skills and values that e-learning is presupposed to enhance for the sake of social cohesion. Some transformative arguments have been put forward, in particular some findings showing that e-learning provides a unique opportunity to empower groups of citizens suffering different kinds of exclusion. At the same time, the examples quoted in this paper also show a tendency to use these new educational tools online for consumerist and competition purposes. A tendency that, as we argue in the paper, is affecting not only e-learning but educational public policy in general. Finally, the third section examines the legal challenge behind the expansion of e-learning platforms, especially for vulnerable groups such as children and minors. 
We conclude by putting forward a set of possible policy recommendations to contribute to the research, policy-making, and public debate around this topic. In particular, we propose: a) to take a stand to close the gap of digital divide, b) to use e-learning platforms as a tool for public policy objectives, and c) to promote a European legislation promoting some minimum standards among e-learning providers.

23 Juin, date historique pour l'UE? (Décodeurs de l'Éco)

(Replay de l'émission de Fabrice Lundy, 23.06.16, BFMBusiness)  

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23 juin 2016: une date historique pour l'UE ?

Les Britanniques se prononcent sur le maintien ou non de leur pays dans l'UE. Le scrutin présente de multiples enjeux économiques, politiques, mais aussi géographiques. Les journaux britanniques titraient à la Une le caractère historique du vote. Alors que The Sun, pro-Brexit, titre "le jour de l'Indépendance", The Times parle du "Jour du jugement dernier". Ce 23 juin 2016 est-il une date historique ?
Débat avec : Sophie Loussouarn, spécialiste de la Constitution britannique, professeur à l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III), Arnaud Vaissié, PDG d’International SOS, cofondateur du Cercle d'outre-Manche, Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, Directeur Affaires Européennes de Viavoice, Olivier Campenon, Director - Cercle Economique Franco-Britannique Chambre de commerce et d’industrie franco-britannique, Marco Bruzzo, gérant actions européennes et DG délégué de Mirabaud Asset Management.

dilluns, de juny 20, 2016

Divided kingdom (France 24)

(interview the 09.06.16 on 'The Debate', France24) 

Hosted by François Picard
Part 1 / Part 2
didac debat france 24 1

dimecres, de maig 18, 2016

The Spanish Indecision (France 24)

(interview the 28.04.16 on the 'The Debate', France24) 

Part 1 / Part 2
live from paris

divendres, d’abril 15, 2016

Constitutional Reform in France (France24)

(interview the 06.04.16 on the 'News 8pm', France24)