What EU politicians and lobbyists should know about web 2.0 and social media

MEP 2.0 workshop

I’ll be co-moderating a workshop at the European Parliament on 10 November called MEP 2.0 Workshops, whose objective will be to present Twitter and its benefits to members of the European Parliament.

While doing some research to prepare this workshop, a friend of mine and co-founder of the “EU Girl Geeks” group, Caroline De Cock, mentioned a book she had just published, called Lobby.EU: A Survival Guide to EU Lobbying, Including the use of social media. Continue reading “What EU politicians and lobbyists should know about web 2.0 and social media”

Volcanic ash clouds, crisis and progress: why the Single European Sky will not be built in a day

Air traffic in Europe in 24h

Following the massive disruption of air traffic in Europe last week, caused by a volcanic ash cloud, I was happily surprised  to see so many newspapers and politicians put the Single European Sky  on the table.

And my first thought was: why does it always take a crisis for things to move ahead faster and get done? And will that actually be the case with European skies? Continue reading “Volcanic ash clouds, crisis and progress: why the Single European Sky will not be built in a day”