With regard to China we have a lot of stereotypes and completely wrong ideas. Most of us have never been there and do not speak their language. However, we judge according the Chinese immigrants coming to Europe forgetting that China is a huge country and like everywhere there are many differences and that the life of an immigrant is not representative for a whole culture. Although Chinese seem easy to adapt to every other culture and can open business in Luxemburg or in the smallest village in Spain and are still successful this does not mean that they have no identity, that they are just think about money or that they are all clever businessmen or women.
Determining a city’s future readiness for tourism growth requires a holistic view that accounts not only for its current physical and natural assets, but also for its social capital and the impact of its policies. The working environment of these future “intelligent” destinations will change drastically in the future, as will the price we have to pay for traveling. Whether a city is looking to grow its Travel & Tourism sector or manage rising visitor numbers, business and city leaders must balance all the dynamics that make up a city’s fabric.
In 1996, Yousef Yousef (1983) came to the Netherlands from Syria as a refugee along with his mother, brother and sister. For almost seven years they lived together in a refugee camp, fearing that each day would be the day they learned they were going to be deported. The inspiration to become an entrepreneur came from his father Qaury Yousef, who was a successful businessman. His father died when Yousef was two years old, leaving his mother alone to raise three children. She decided to take her children to Europe, and Yousef’s dream of being an entrepreneur accompanied him to Europe. To achieve his goals, he began to follow educational programs in the refugee camp, after ten years, Yousef was granted the Dutch residency that allowed him to enroll at the University of Leiden.
Despite what Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini and Steve Bannon have said, the EU elections will not be a referendum on migration. While migration is important for some voters, it is not the only battleground for votes ahead of the European Parliament elections, according to a major new poll by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). The think-tank’s poll finds that emigration and domestic issues, such as corruption, the cost of living, health, housing, and unemployment, also feature prominently among voters.
Paul Beumer’s painterly practice oscillates between figuration and abstraction, but in the past few years gained a specific focus on the relationship and dichotomies between Western and Asian approaches to landscape painting and nature. Steering away from the conventions of the brush and canvas his works are made on a variation of loose cloths. He engages ink or chlorine and manual resist-dyeing techniques to produce abstract patterns that feel like faint memories of Western High Modernism.
by Jan Goller
Only 9 % of the people working in the construction sector are women. But working in this sector still means having to face lots of dangers. To promote the social dialogue between employers and unions, the Construction Labor Foundation was born in 1992. In the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the foundation, Madrid’s mayor Manuela Carmena declared the will to establish a recognition of innovation. This should avoid the loss of lives during the work. Recently, the campaign #yotambienconstruyo (#IalsoConstruct) has been launched to make visible the more 115,000 women who work in this field.