Urban Revitalization
15.07.2019 : Paimio/Odenthal

Paimio/Odenthal Paimio/Finland and Odenthal/Germany are twin-cities which both have historical joint roots from the paper industry. A 2019 meeting now was taken for a paper-art-sculpture ( designed by R.W.Heuwinkel ) consisting out of a block of cellulosis (made in Germany) and a X-mas tree imported from Finland. Both materials will change by time and is intended to do so : remembering also to the fact that city-partnerships should be in a permanent process of restauration/change.


The two mayors J.Jussinmäki and R.Lennerts introduced together with their club FinnFriends (LINK www.finnfriends.eu) several plans to exchange school classes, creating joint cultural events, linking physical meetings with digital meetings by social media, which was of high interest also for Saku Viiri, ERA/EUCVOT-exchange student from Rovaniemi. More: YouTube

15.06.2019 : Vietnam

Getting to know the European Retail Academy by her co-student Sampsa Hyväri in Oulu / Finland Trang Pham from Vietnam used the possibility to improve her vocational competences and communication skills creating a YouTube about her home country (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dfWIyw7va0)


Prof.Dr.B.Hallier , being coach of the students , sees in the involvement of the young people the chance for global understanding of different cultures and even better understanding the profile of the own culture. "Exchanges are enhancing the awareness of common ethical interests " he stated - having been during his own studies between 1968 and 1973 himself in Israel, Tukey, USA, South Africa and Japan.

17.05.2019 : Silk Road Mayors Club

Initiated by Kazakhstan's first president Nursultan Nazarbayev and established in 2018 by G-Global in Astana ( see News at www.dailymotion.com/video/x6nihg5) in 2019 the Round Table took place at the Astana Economic Forum.


Moderated by BBC city representatives from Bangkok, Harbin, Hongkong, Lianyungang, Moscow and Tallinn or country representatives from Georgia or Romania explained their profiles as partners of the New Silk Road. Prof.Dr.B.Hallier pointed to the fact that the Silk Road 02 should be seen as a complex system of the three columns of Economics, Ecology and Ethics pushing jointly international cooperation and innovation ( see also interview

15.04.2019 : Rotterdam

Downtown Rotterdam was heavily destroyed by World War II . To revitalize the urban structure as well as to create a distinction to other cities in 2004 the idea was shaped to implant into the center a new market-hall in combination with flats for living.


The concept of MVRDV was realized in 2014 and became a highlight for tourism. While Rotterdam did have about 350.000 tourists per year - now over 4 million people travel to the center of Rotterdam : 155.000 consumers visit weekly the market-hall and stay on average 45 minutes.

15.02.19 : Global Education

Jointly the European Retail Academy, G-Global Development Community , G-Global Business Portal and Sumato Education will organize/promote a Global Education and Science Forum in September 2017 in Shymkent City/Kazakhstan.

The Forum is planned to develop recommendations for the Government of Kazakhstan and the Central Asian Countries and intends to launch major projects in education, research and science ( more info@innoker.org ) . Part of that initiative is also the Almaty Eurasian University Complex (www.european-retail-academy.org/AEUC ).

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