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Open Digital Europe

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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

President von der Leyen gave a speech at the “Masters of Digital 2021” event about the future of Europe and its digital transition. The President looked back on the beginning of her mandate, and her goal of digital innovation at the core of her agenda. She stated she believed that the 2020s can be Europe’s Digital Decade, a decade when Europe becomes a global leader in the digital world, fostered by thousands of European digital entrepreneurs, innovators and pioneers. Europe is now attracting more capital than any other region in the world for start-ups at seed stage, and Europe’s ‘deep tech′ companies are worth a combined EUR 700 billion today, growing at incredible speed. Urgent issues to address, according to the President, are the rules and regulations for digital business, that will enable less obstacles and delays of investment that made many European businesses leave our continent in order to grow. Although these are hard times for investments, the European Union has put together NextGenerationEU, the largest digital investment plan Europe has ever seen. At least 20% of NextGenerationEU will fund digital investment, roughly, EUR 150 billion, and it will help bring high-speed internet to all corners of the Union, invest in the skills European workers for digital transition and support the creation and the expansion of Digital Innovation Hubs. European Union is making a change by re-writing the rulebook for the Digital Internal Market. This means one set of core digital rules for all digital businesses operating in Europe, instead of a patchwork of national legislation and national regulators for the same company. The President explained the two new pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. The Digital Services Act defines the responsibilities of all digital actors operating in Europe. And the Digital Markets Act will ensure that the online world remains a space of innovation and accessible to all players, big and small.

Referring to the data and artificial intelligence, the President stated: “Machine-generated data can be the fuel for Europe’s recovery: We are literally sitting on a goldmine. Every day, every European business produces data without even noticing. Research tells us that the potential value of data produced in Europe will soon reach EUR 1.5 trillion a year. Imagine: 1.5 trillion, and we are only using a tiny percentage of this treasure. Data can cut Europe’s energy consumption massively, with benefits for the planet and for your balance sheets too. For all these reasons and many, many more, data need to be shared and exchanged more widely. And therefore, companies need clear rules on how to access, share and sell available data.’’  The President sees the Europe’s digital sector as a driver of EU recovery and the innovations on the markets as gamechangers of the lives of millions.

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Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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