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The Tot Raval Foundation

In the course of our global research for the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2018 “Living Diversity – Shaping Society” we became acquainted with the Tot Raval Foundation. Since its founding in Barcelona’s Raval district in 2001, the Foundation has worked to empower the community in diversity. The video showcases the neighborhood’s vibrant community life and the Foundation’s work in this regard. read more

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Mixed Migration - How can we distinguish refugees from labor migrants?

A growing number of people from Africa and Asia have left for Europe, and the numbers of those migrating within the European continent are also growing. But it is often difficult to distinguish refugees from labor migrants. This "mixed migration" places a heavy burden on asylum procedures and the system as a whole. What can we do to ease the burdens of a strained system? read more

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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 – Opening Film

Apart from likes, selfies etc., what do we get from digitalization? How does it help us in our everyday life? “Digital native” Lea from Düsseldorf, Germany, is going to ask these questions in our opening film for our Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017. read more

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Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 - Our award winner Toomas Hendrik Ilves

This year's Reinhard Mohn Prize "Smart Country: Connected. Intelligent. Digital." has been awarded to Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former President of Estonia, on June 29, 2017 in Gütersloh, Germany, in honor of his pioneering work on the promotion of digitalization in government, education and public services. read more

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How Israel has become a start-up nation

Since its founding in 1948, Israel’s economic and technological development has been impressive. Despite having only 8.4 million inhabitants, the country has become a major high-tech player. When it comes to cyber security, Israel is home to more than 300 companies, making it a global leader in this area as well. And Tel Aviv and Silicon Wadi are considered one of the world’s most important and vibrant ecosystems for start-ups. read more

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Sweden on the way to the digital future

Sweden is one of the countries leading the way when it comes to digitalization. It has implemented a national digital strategy and is expanding its high-speed fiber-optic network. These efforts have given it a more than ten-year advantage over other countries – Germany, for example – when it comes to adopting digital technologies. Our video shows the success factors that have made Sweden a digital leader. read more

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Future-ready urban planning in Smart City Vienna

In many respects, Austria is setting the standards when it comes to digitization. Vienna, the capital, is considered one of Europe’s pioneers in this area. Its residents benefit from numerous digital solutions which are easily accessible and can be used by anyone. read more