BARCELONA: a learning hub to experiment the school 2020

Study By 24 June, 2019 No Comments

by Stefanie Claudia Müller

There is not a lot of time left to adapt to the enormous changes that we have to face in the next years. The most significant driving force of change is the climate threat, but also a world where we will work less with our body and more with our brain. Where robots will serve in a bar, clean hotels and help people in elderly homes. Christopher Pommerening who used to travel, study and work around the globe wants to give us the tools to be able to move in this world, especially our kids need a lot of assistance the next years. They will be the changemakers and suffer the most climate change.

SPAIN: Spanish culture vs the US

Culture By 21 June, 2019 No Comments

by Andrea Sagay

The first dimension is power distance. Power distance is a dimension that addresses a society’s willingness to accept that there are inequalities between individuals. This is probably the most similar the two countries are, looking at all the dimensions. Despite that, they are still pretty different. The next dimension is Individualism. On this dimension Spain has a score of 51. This dimension shows how much members rely or depend on each other.

Basically, do the people in that society identify as a “we” or an “I”. Spain is a lot less individualistic than the United States, which has a score of 91. The third dimension is Masculinity. This dimension focuses on whether masculine or feminine values. A society with masculine values focuses more on competition, achievement and success.

MADRID: City of avantgarde

Culture By 20 June, 2019 1 Comment

by Stefanie Claudia Müller

The cultural scene in Madrid is getting more and more international and diverse. The best example of how the Spanish capital has become a trendsetter is the Teatro Canal with its very different plays and performances. The recent show of Choy Ka Fai with Soft Machine, Surjit & Rianto was a breathtaking journey into a completely different world of dancing and expressing.

EUROPE: protecting the truth

Jobs By 18 June, 2019 No Comments

The European Union Regulation protects whistleblowers who report a violation of EU law. Some examples include legal violations such as tax fraud, money laundering, or data protection violations. This new regulation doesn’t only apply to employees, but it also protects trainees, volunteers, and self-employed workers. The Directive requires companies with more than 50 employees to take measures to protect.

LA BANDA: The Rhythm of Life

Culture By 18 June, 2019 No Comments

by Paloma Márquez

 

LA BANDA is a heartfelt coming of age movie filled with real-life scenarios between friends and family. Roberto Bueso, who debuts as a director, states that the story is based on his feelings when he left his hometown, Valencia, Spain, to study cinematography like Edu. A young adult who went to London to pursue his passion for music. However, he goes back home for his brother’s wedding and then ponders how long he will stay home. While he is home, he is forced to face old feelings that he hadn’t dealt with his family and friends.