Life in Europe

Cross-border mobility (Global Mobilities Project)

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Global Transnational Mobility Dataset traces more than 15 billion cross-border estimated trips. It is developed by the European Commission and the European University Institute and it comes in the form of an interactive map.


Regional projects supported by the EU

Friday 10 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

How important is the European Union in supporting regional projects?


Where do Europeans travel?

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | Weronika Fabjańska
| BiQdata

More than three in five EU residents made tourism trips in 2017. How much have they spent? And where have they gone? A short animated video by BiQdata.


Battle for Greece 

Thursday 04 July 2019 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Leftwing coalition Syriza’s rise to power in 2015 seemed to swept away the old greek political order. But a journey through the strongholds of these dynasties shows they never went away. Their power lies deeper in history.


How does assisted reproductive technology work in Europe? 

Wednesday 23 October 2019 | Orlane Jézéquélou
| Alternatives Economiques

Introduced in Spain over 40 years ago, ART has allowed hundreds of thousands of infertile couples to have children. The regulation varies significantly among EU countries.


How gender balanced will the next European Parliament be? 

Tuesday 26 March 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Will parties run enough women, and will they be placed in electable positions on electoral lists? Besides electoral systems, determination and concrete action are required to incentivise female representation. Let’s take a look at where we are now, with the numbers in hand.


How much did the European institutions and parties pay for ads on Facebook? 

Monday 17 June 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

During last month’s European election campaign, the EU institutions and European political parties spent almost four million euro on paid Facebook posts. Data published by Facebook reveals how much was spent in each country, and who spent the most.


Europe still digitally divided 

Friday 29 September 2017 | VoxEurop

Europeans are more and more connected to internet, but there still are huge gaps between regions and countries


Europe is being paved over 

Wednesday 20 November 2019 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

A large garden, a new road bypass, a carpark built next to the new metro station – our modern lifestyles take up a lot of space. 4.2% of Europe is now artificialized by man. In theory, this leaves 95.8% of nature at peace. But it is more complicated than that.


Teleworking struggles to take hold in Spain 

Thursday 14 November 2019 | María Zuil
| El Confidencial

An old attachment to the sociable office is preventing telework from taking off in Spain. Despite the advantages, Spain is still waiting for remote work to succeed, if only for a few days a week. Only 7% of Spanish workers have tried it.