New technologies have repeatedly disrupted established cultures of communication. It took about two-and-a-half centuries to get the cultures of copyright, the laws of defamation, the conceptions of intellectual property, that reconciled – to some extent – what was done by the arrival of printing.
We must embrace new knowledge and technologies and deploy them to the benefit of a farming model that successfully addresses economic and environmental sustainability.
We Europeans used to shoot at each other with ammunition, and now we all go to Brussels and shoot at each other with words...
I believe that Re-Imagine Europa is very well placed to stimulate this process through its vast connection with progressively thinking research and academic networks. We need all this potential to be at the service of Europe.
The European Union has fulfilled is historic mission. Bravo! But this was the challenge of last century. New century. New world. New challenge.
We now need to spark far more collective creativity if we’re to avoid stagnation and decline.
We need to change the way we relate to citizens and this will enable meaningful interaction between the political system and the public.