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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.

On November 10, 2020, The German presidency of the Council reached a political agreement with the European Parliament’s negotiators aiming at the Parliament’s consent for the next multiannual financial framework, the EU’s long-term budget.

Since August, the Parliament and the Commission have been in consultations regarding the comprehensive financial package of €1,824.3 billion negotiated by EU leaders in July. The package combines the next multiannual financial framework – €1,074.3 billion – and a €750 billion temporary recovery instrument, Next Generation EU (in 2018 prices).

This package includes more flexibility to allow the EU to respond to unforeseen needs together with an indicative roadmap towards the introduction of new own resources. Also, the package foresees greater involvement of the budgetary authority in the oversight of revenue under Next Generation EU and higher ambition on biodiversity and strengthened monitoring of biodiversity, climate and gender related spending. The package includes a targeted reinforcement of EU programmes, including Horizon Europe, EU4Health and Erasmus+, by €15 billion through additional means (€12.5 billion) and reallocations (€2.5 billion) in the course of the next financial period, while respecting the expenditure ceilings set out in the European Council conclusions of 17-21 July. Together with the general regime of conditionality for the protection of the Union budget and other elements of the framework and package, the deal will be submitted to member states for endorsement.

Michael Clauß, Permanent Representative of Germany to the EU, stressed the urgency of activating the recovery fund in order to mitigate the dire economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic affecting Europe severely now in the second wave, and also referred that the package is a well-balanced deal, which addresses the issues raised by the Parliament while respecting the guidance received from the European Council in July.

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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