Impact of circular economy as the EUʼs ambitious policyUrška Fric
Opis: The article describes the role of legislative and legal framework which brought about a new approach to waste management through the concept of circular economy, and its drivers. We explicitly focus on the impact of ambitious EU environmental policy and its financial support from the European Commission (EC) which helped social actors recognize not only the ecological, but also the economic and social benefits of the circular economy. Over 50 actions under the “Circular Economy Action Plan” launched in 2015 have been delivered or are being implemented in this period in European Union (EU). Through overview of the EU’s ambitious policy, best practice of the circular economy in the world and status quo in circular economy at EU level we also show the circular economy is nowadays a crucial megatrend and there is still needed to increase up action at EU level, provide the competitive advantage it brings to EU economy and close the loop. Beside impact of ambitious EU environmental policy article focuses on the Cultural Political Economy (CPE) approach as a political economy approach with the purpose for explaining the role of legislative and legal framework as a mechanism for selection and retention of the paradigm of circular economy.
Ključne besede: circular economy, European Commision, policy, Europe 2020, Cultural Political Economy, status quo
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Public policy instrument evaluation in service of enabling grand strategy discourseAlenka Pandiloska Jurak
Opis: The purpose of the article is to illustrate the problem of public policy evaluation in regards to the availability of the information. By that, we want to warn about the issue of a disabled discourse of relevant social groups and institutions in the European Union. For this article, we evaluate public policy instrument H2020. The evaluation covers the availability of the data, that should enable interim and ex-post evaluation. The article offers a soulution to the emerging issue. Through the prism of Cultural political economy, the evaluation results also indicate the issue of Europe 2020 instruments retention. Consistency and transparency are not needed only throughout the different policies and strategy goals but also throughout their retention to assure the set goals.
Ključne besede: Cultural Political Economy, Europe 2020, evaluation, discourse, horizon, indicators, policy analysis
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The measurement of innovation for management, research and policyCristian Gangaliuc
Opis: This paper is a literature review regarding the known practices of measuring innovation, for policy, research or management purposes. Article is deliberating on the importance of known and most notable methodologies, such as innovation survey, interviews, case studies and mixed research. The following methodologies are presented with regard to their strong and weak points, to perform an objective evaluation and exemplification. Alongside methodologies, paper concentrates on the practices of innovation measurement, such as approaches taken by the OECD and EU assessments, presenting the possible angles that can be conceptualized during conceptualization and innovation measurement. The article ends with the presentation of the concept of Management of Innovation, that is a growing paradigm that emphasizes the ability of an actor to innovate rather than its development outcomes. Following the line of presented methodologies, approaches and considerations, conclusions outline that innovation is becoming more and more a social phenomenon, rather than a purely technical one. That presents an opportunity to build practices of including innovation into the semiotic and economic dialogue of national and supranational bodies, and not limit the policy of innovation to regional or national strategies.
Ključne besede: innovation, innovation measurement, management of innovation, Cultural Political Economy, Europe 2020, strategy, policy
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Economic and social security in EUPetra Kleindienst
Opis: Europe 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth also implies policies for boosting social innovations. In this context, it is relevant to encourage solutions such as social entrepreneurship as it is addressing social and environmental issues while employing entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship depends on the context of its emergence and implementation. In this regard, the context-specific factors play an important role. Following the Cultural Political Economy approach, the article examines on different factors that have influenced on the adoption of amendments of the Slovenian Social Entrepreneurship Act in 2018. Selection of the case study of Slovenia bases on the findings implying that Slovenia has still not overcome the initial phase of the development of the social entrepreneurship. The article reveals that there are still issues relevant for running social enterprises that are not sufficiently regulated by the law. One of them is a training of the vulnerable groups in terms of their technological skills in order to ensure their efficiency and productiveness in Work Integration Social Enterprises.
Ključne besede: social entrepreneurship, social innovations, technology, legislation, Europe 2020
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Reshaping the Danube region imaginaryVictor Cepoi
Opis: In 2010, the European Commission launched Europe 2020 Strategy in response to the economic crisis and boost the EU’s economy. Later the same year, the EC proposes the European Union Strategy for Danube Region. The Danube Region being so diverse, it is important to understand it not only from the legal or administrative boundaries, but also to grasp the historical and cultural diversity. Consequently, in order not to neglect these primordial factors, this article addresses the Danube Region as a political and economic imaginary through the lenses of Cultural Political Economy, that focuses on the complexity of the reality. Following this line of argument, the aim is to understand the economic reshape of the Danube Region and the consequences of the European Union Strategy for Danube Region.
Ključne besede: Cultural Political Economy, Europe 2020, Danube Region, digital transformation, high-performance computing
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Cultural political economy of Europe 2020Borut Rončević
Opis: The main goal of the grand strategy Europe 2020 is to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Implementation of such grand strategy is an arduous process, which has so far more often than not resulted in implementation deficit. The article follows the Cultural Political Economy approach and is based on a premise that to successfully implement a grand strategy of Europe 2020 and its successor strategies, we need to construe the strategy as a hegemonic discourse that needs to pass the evolutionary mechanisms of variation, selection and retention. Possible mechanism of retention of Europe 2020 is the innovative educational that was developed and tested in Jean Monnet Chair project Cultural Political Economy of Europe 2020. The approach can contribute to awareness of EU grand strategies and their implementation through other programmatic documents and advance interdisciplinary EU studies dealing with the phenomenon of EU implementation deficit.
Ključne besede: Jean Monnet Chair, Cultural Political Economy, Europe 2020, methodology, policy impact
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