Georgios Kostakos

Towards a fair and inclusive globalization- how to get there?


Georgios Kostakos walks us through the initiatives developed by FOGGS in key areas of global governance and education and shares with us his vision of globalization, citizenship and sustainability. 

The Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS), a Brussels based think tank founded in 2013, is raising awareness about global challenges such as climate change, social and health inequal and globalization. The Foundation is thinking “big” and is setting the tone towards a more harmonized and human-centered world balance.

To achieve this, FOGGS has recently launched the UN2100 initiative and a discussion paper entitled “Proposals for a modern, effective, ethical and people-centered United Nations”. Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director at FOGGS, has shared with us some powerful insights in order to understand more about it.

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When lobbyists meet NGOs: Andrea Boccuni introduces The Good Lobby


Can civil society organisations have access to the same resources and expertise as corporations?

For Andrea Boccuni, head of partnership and education at The Good Lobby (TGL), the answer is called citizen lobbying.

The Good Lobby is a community of citizens, academics, professionals who devote a part of their time to civil society organizations pursuing objectives of general interest and that on average dispose of few resources and are unable to stand up to entities that have more resources and power.

This month, Copernico Science14 co-organized and hosted a workshop with The Good Lobby and Change Finance, an international citizens’ movement acting for fairer and sustainable financial services across the globe.  We met Andrea who explained why we urge citizens to lobby more.

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Successful advisory is built on knowledge management


With pressing issues relating to sustainability, economic slowdown and wealth inequalities between nations, more and more focus is placed on the fine balance between public and private sectors and their role and contribution to such topics. But how can firms face such development and how does the current scenario look like?

Lattanzio KIBS, founded in Italy in 1999, is now operating globally as a strategic consulting firm delivering innovation for public sector. The company adopts a multidisciplinary approach in delivering value to its customers and provides an integrated range of services.

At the 20th anniversary since its foundation, we have sat down with Massimiliano Bonne, Partner at the Brussels Liaison Office, to learn more about what it takes to successfully operate in the consulting business environment today.

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A perfect meeting comes from a perfect formula

Anders Mogensen teaches you how to run the greatest meetings you can imagine

A new fresh company is imposing itself as the next big thing in the online marketplaces square and we are happy to take part of this revelation and to help you discover more about was founded in AarhusDenmark, in October 2015 and it is now the “knownbest” website to discover, list and book amazing spaces for any meeting you have in mind. Their community is growing fast and in many directions and we are so glad to be part of it.
We have asked CEO, Anders Mogensen, to tell us about their mission and to help us discover how to create the perfect event.


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How to support innovation like a PRO

PETER-COWLEYPeter Cowley is EBAN‘s new President, he is first of all an entrepreneur, then an investor (he has personally invested in over 65 startups) and now an educator for investors and entrepreneurs.

 For our latest Meet the Community, we co-organised the EBAN Partner Dayto introduce the work of this Business Angels Network and its new President to their members.

We took this occasion to ask Peter some questions to learn how to discover talent and innovation


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This April, Copernico is attending Il Salone del Risparmio, the largest event in the investment management industry in Italy.

On this occasion, Copernico is setting up an innovative working space, Copernico Lounge, to offer the visitors of the Salone a new smart working experience that reflects the core values of its organisation, content, network opportunities and a new way of conceiving work space.

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In this Tech.Co article, Shlomo Wiesen gives to every startup founder a must-read books top five to understand how to survive to the scariest part of being an entrepreneur: the first step.



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This is the 1 hour of code week, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

To celebrate this great initiative we chose to assign it our gold medal for the Most inspiring innovative idea of the week.

…and, surprise surpise, inspired by the Mitch Resnick’s TEDxBeaconStreet speech we made an infographic to share with you the 10 top websites to learn how to code for free!



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The labor market is changing faster than you might realise.

Demographic changes and technological advancements may lead to the net loss of 5 million jobs by 2020, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum. In total, the report estimates that a total of 7.1 million jobs could be lost, the majority of which will be white-collar office and administrative jobs.

The report, called “The Future of Jobs,” surveyed executives from more than 350 employers across nine industries in 15 of the world’s largest economies to come up with its predictions about how the labor markets will evolve.

While the job landscape is expected to undergo radical changes over the next few years, the report predicts that there will also be certain occupations that are more in demand.

Here’s a look at some of the job categories that are expected to see growth.

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