E-Estonia – a digital trendsetter in Europe. Debate with the state secretary for economics in Saarbrücken

  E-Estonia – digital trendsetter in Europe. On 18th April 2016 i presented Estonia as a role model for the digital society. According to a study i am preparing for the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Estonia digitalizing doesn’t lead to a discrimination of the generation “60 +”. In contrast: It simplified the life with e-banking, e-health, […]

The consequences of virtual activism in European politics

Historically, Europe’s political parties have relied on an active membership to achieve and maintain influence. However, with the rise of professional communications management, political parties must increasingly seek influence and relevance through other means. Florian Hartleb looks at the emergence of ‘virtual politics’ in Europe and finds that social media and online engagement offer new opportunities […]