A single EU multi-layered database for citizens

A single EU multi-layered database for citizens

  Launched by Riccardo Parra.

The EU could benefit greatly from the creation of single database containing the data of EU citizens. The database should be layered in a way that each authority can obtain only the relevant data without accessing other sensible data contained in the database.

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   Why should You support this cause?

The creation of a single multilayered EU database for all citizens will be a useful tool in many ways. It will help with establishing the framework for a single EU passport and ID card. No data should be physically stored in the single ID card (or passport). The card would merely feature the citizen’s number that corresponds to the entry in the database.

Not storing data on the physical card ensures that no unauthorised person can extract data. A person must be directly connected to the central database (stored for example in the cloud, stored on European servers). Different organizations (Hospitals, Police, Financial Authorities, etc…) will have access to some layers and not others. This maintains privacy, restricts unauthorised access and abusive behaviours.

The database would be untouchable by any unauthorised person or public office. Each public body will only have access to relevant ‘layers’ of the database. For example, health officials will only see health data and have no access to employment information. The citizen will be notified of every query to the database (for example via a PDF summary of the query sent to the citizen’s email).

The single database allows for:

  • Monitoring of health data
    • Physicians will instantly be aware of allergies and other essential information, for example where a patient is unconscious.
    • The possibility to constantly update the database with medical information on patients will help tracking pandemic symptoms. Health authorities will be able to back-trace symptoms and connect affected citizens with the flights and other tickets the citizens may have bought. Health Authorities will then be able to promptly identify and restrict quarantine areas.
  • Monitoring of employment statistics,
    • The single database can be used to find the perfect job for a specific citizen according to his skills by using it as a central workers’ database the companies can use.
  • Monitoring of migration fluxes,
  • Summary of education attained, and
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY the big amount of data will finally allow for a proper EU Artificial Intelligence framework.
  THIS IS WHERE OUR SUPPORTERS COME FROM

A single EU multi-layered database for citizens

  Launched by Riccardo Parra.

The EU could benefit greatly from the creation of single database containing the data of EU citizens. The database should be layered in a way that each authority can obtain only the relevant data without accessing other sensible data contained in the database.

   Join 4 other Europeans supporting this cause.

   Why should You support this cause?

The creation of a single multilayered EU database for all citizens will be a useful tool in many ways. It will help with establishing the framework for a single EU passport and ID card. No data should be physically stored in the single ID card (or passport). The card would merely feature the citizen’s number that corresponds to the entry in the database.

Not storing data on the physical card ensures that no unauthorised person can extract data. A person must be directly connected to the central database (stored for example in the cloud, stored on European servers). Different organizations (Hospitals, Police, Financial Authorities, etc…) will have access to some layers and not others. This maintains privacy, restricts unauthorised access and abusive behaviours.

The database would be untouchable by any unauthorised person or public office. Each public body will only have access to relevant ‘layers’ of the database. For example, health officials will only see health data and have no access to employment information. The citizen will be notified of every query to the database (for example via a PDF summary of the query sent to the citizen’s email).

The single database allows for:

  • Monitoring of health data
    • Physicians will instantly be aware of allergies and other essential information, for example where a patient is unconscious.
    • The possibility to constantly update the database with medical information on patients will help tracking pandemic symptoms. Health authorities will be able to back-trace symptoms and connect affected citizens with the flights and other tickets the citizens may have bought. Health Authorities will then be able to promptly identify and restrict quarantine areas.
  • Monitoring of employment statistics,
    • The single database can be used to find the perfect job for a specific citizen according to his skills by using it as a central workers’ database the companies can use.
  • Monitoring of migration fluxes,
  • Summary of education attained, and
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY the big amount of data will finally allow for a proper EU Artificial Intelligence framework.
  THIS IS WHERE OUR SUPPORTERS COME FROM

Talos contributes to the election guide “Das kleine Einmaleins der Europawahlen”

Talos contributes to the election guide “Das kleine Einmaleins der Europawahlen”

Calling our German and Austrian friends!

The European Elections are just a few days away. But what exactly do we vote for? What are the most important issues in the EU at the moment? Who are the candidates and what are their opinions on these issues?  Das kleine Einmaleins is an online election guide for Austria and Germany that answers all these questions. Compiled and written by students, with the help of experts from Think Tanks, journalism and academia, this is easily the most accessible election guide for young voters. Find out how the political system of the EU works and what opinions the German and Austrian candidates have on topics like migration, free trade or the EU army.

Max, our Head of Business Development, contributed to this guide, together with 60 students from Germany and Austria. He wrote about topics that are very important to Talos. Why should we go voting and how can we become politically engaged beyond that? We believe we all should go voting because even if our impact on the results is small, this is better than no impact at all. And if you want to become politically engaged and voice your ideas – well, there is no better place to start than Talos. Head over to our friends at Das kleine Einmaleins der Europawahlen and learn more about what’s going on at the upcoming European elections. And don’t forget to vote.

www.daskleineeinmaleins.com

Talos becomes partner of the Prague European Summit – Future European Leaders Forum

Talos becomes partner of the Prague European Summit – Future European Leaders Forum

Talos is honoured to announce that we have been invited to become a partner of the Prague European SummitFuture European Leaders Forum (FELF)!

Held between May 27-29th, FELF is the young leaders forum element of the Prague European Summit, the leading annually organised strategic conference on European affairs in Central Europe. The Prague European Summit is an initiative of two leading Czech think tanks: the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and the Institute of International Relations Prague. It is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic and the City of Prague. The aim of the Prague European Summit is to trigger a strategic and open debate on the future of the European Union among high-level political representatives, government officials, business leaders, academics and journalists from the Czech Republic, the countries of the Visegrád Four Alliance and EU Member States.

Attached to the Prague European Summit, the Future European Leaders Forum seeks to bring together annually 30 exceptional European leaders between the ages of 21-30, in order to form a network to drive positive change within our European Union. As an official partner, Talos will organise a workshop titled ‘How to drive institutionalised change within our European Union’, held by our President, Dénes András Nagy. Furthermore, working together with FELF, Talos will empower the 2019 cohort of alumni to have their ideas coming out of the Prague European Summit institutionally taken up at a European Union level.

Talos wishes to thank Jiří Mach, the FELF Coordinator of the Prague European Summit for this great opportunity to foster European civicism among the future leaders of our continent.

Should you be interested in applying to attend the Future European Leaders Forum of the Prague European Summit, click here for the application form. Please note: the deadline is the 15th of May, 23.59 CEST.

Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! Sign up today!

Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! 

  Launched by YEA.

Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! Sign up here! We demand a new framework for European associations. We call on all EU citizens and all associations to support us in our fight to establish a European Associations Statute by 2024. For European Civil Society! Yes, we are a European Association! YEA!

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   Why should You support this cause?

Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! All citizens of EU countries are citizens of the union. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights gives us the freedom of association at all levels. EU politicians often mention the significance of European civil society.

BUT: to this day the EU has failed to establish a statute for European associations. They can only be established on the nation states level. Consequently, a substantial obstacle remains in the way of creating a transnational European civil society. We are no longer prepared to be locked into national association. We are free European citizens and we want to be able to decide freely whether our association is active only within one country or in the EU as a whole.

The new statute shall not replace the laws for national associations but complement them as an additional option. Associations serve a wide variety of purposes, from sports, literature, art, music to the climate & environmental protection, animal rights, city partnerships, European integration, international exchange, and welfare and social services, science and education. Association close important service gaps in our otherwise profit-oriented economies.

They are also schools of democracy that bring people together to achieve our common purposes together. European associations are of paramount importance for the emerging transnational European democracy and solidarity. Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! Come visit and sign up your association now: http://say-yea.eu.

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Yes, we are a European Association! YEA!

  Launched by YEA.

Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! Sign up today here! We demand a new framework for European associations. We call on all EU citizens and all associations to support us in our fight to establish a European Associations Statute by 2024. For European Civil Society! Yes, we are a European Association! YEA!

   Join some other 11 Europeans supporting this cause.

   Why should You support this cause?

Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! All citizens of EU countries are citizens of the union. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights gives us the freedom of association at all levels. EU politicians often mention the significance of European civil society.

BUT: to this day the EU has failed to establish a statute for European associations. They can only be established on the nation states level. Consequently, a substantial obstacle remains in the way of creating a transnational European civil society. We are no longer prepared to be locked into national association. We are free European citizens and we want to be able to decide freely whether our association is active only within one country or in the EU as a whole.

The new statute shall not replace the laws for national associations but complement them as an additional option. Associations serve a wide variety of purposes, from sports, literature, art, music to the climate & environmental protection, animal rights, city partnerships, European integration, international exchange, and welfare and social services, science and education. Association close important service gaps in our otherwise profit-oriented economies.

They are also schools of democracy that bring people together to achieve our common purposes together. European associations are of paramount importance for the emerging transnational European democracy and solidarity. Yes, we are a European Association! YEA! Come visit and sign up your association now: http://say-yea.eu.

  These organisations support the cause

Talos wins the European Charlemagne Youth Prize Hungarian national round

Talos wins the European Charlemagne Youth Prize Hungarian national round

Talos is proud to announce that we have been selected as the winners of the Hungarian national round of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize!

Awarded since 2008 by the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen together with the European Parliament, the European Charlemagne Youth Prize recognises outstanding projects launched by young EU Member State citizens. Selected Europeanist projects should “promote European and international understanding; foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration; and provide role models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community”. Having built an online platform that enables EU Member State citizens from across Europe to drive positive change, Talos is delighted that our efforts dedicated to fostering European civicism have thus been recognized.

Talos is honoured to have been selected by the national jury to represent Hungary in the European round of this competition. The jury was composed of 2 Hungarian Members of European Parliament, namely Ádám Kósa (Fidesz – European People’s Party) and Csaba Molnár (Democratic Coalition – S&D) in addition to Balázs Krabácz from the Erasmus Student Network.

We are grateful to the jury for choosing Talos. As a prize, Talos has been invited to attend the Award Ceremony in Aachen, Germany, alongside national winners coming from all 27 other EU Member States.

For more information, please click here to access the official website of the prize.

Let’s create a Eurozone sovereign wealth fund to promote investments, growth and more!

Let’s create a Eurozone sovereign wealth fund to promote investments, growth and more!

  Launched by Riccardo Parra.

Sovereign wealth funds are state-owned investment funds that offer a variety of benefits to citizens. A sovereign wealth fund for the Eurozone, modeled on the successful example of Norway, could improve the spending capacity of the EU, encourage economic growth and promote cohesion.

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   Why should You support this cause?

As has been repeatedly shown, sovereign wealth funds amplify states’ spending capacity without the negative effects associated with cutting back services and increasing fiscal pressure. We are now ready to create a sovereign wealth fund for the Eurozone modeled on the example of Norway.

The sovereign fund should be managed by the Eurogroup according to the best interest of the Eurozone. It should aim to ensure long-term sustainability, comply with planet-friendly policies, exemplify fair distribution of profits and promote the development of all parts of the Eurozone. The quality of life of all present EU citizens, as well as that of future generations of Europeans, should be considered the fund’s guiding principle.

As a result, transport infrastructure could be improved to allow for the fastest, cheapest and most reliable connections between member states. Public schools and healthcare facilities could be upgraded to the highest standards, so that every EU citizen, no matter his place of residence, can receive top-notch education and medical treatment.

While some funds could support public-housing programmes to decrease homelessness, promotion of entrepreneurship is an equally pressing concern. Students must be equipped with the skills needed to become entrepreneurs and their projects must be supported in our modern competitive environment. Finally, revenue could be used to improve pensions as Norway is doing, and for many other purposes besides the ones listed.

  THIS IS WHERE OUR SUPPORTERS COME FROM

Let’s create a Eurozone sovereign wealth fund to promote investments, growth and more!

  Launched by Riccardo Parra.

Sovereign wealth funds are state-owned investment funds that offer a variety of benefits to citizens. A sovereign wealth fund for the Eurozone, modeled on the successful example of Norway, could improve the spending capacity of the EU, encourage economic growth and promote cohesion.

   Join 6 other Europeans supporting this cause.

   Why should You support this cause?

As has been repeatedly shown, sovereign wealth funds amplify states’ spending capacity without the negative effects associated with cutting back services and increasing fiscal pressure. We are now ready to create a sovereign wealth fund for the Eurozone modeled on the example of Norway.

The sovereign fund should be managed by the Eurogroup according to the best interest of the Eurozone. It should aim to ensure long-term sustainability, comply with planet-friendly policies, exemplify fair distribution of profits and promote the development of all parts of the Eurozone. The quality of life of all present EU citizens, as well as that of future generations of Europeans, should be considered the fund’s guiding principle.

As a result, transport infrastructure could be improved to allow for the fastest, cheapest and most reliable connections between member states. Public schools and healthcare facilities could be upgraded to the highest standards, so that every EU citizen, no matter his place of residence, can receive top-notch education and medical treatment.

While some funds could support public-housing programmes to decrease homelessness, promotion of entrepreneurship is an equally pressing concern. Students must be equipped with the skills needed to become entrepreneurs and their projects must be supported in our modern competitive environment. Finally, revenue could be used to improve pensions as Norway is doing, and for many other purposes besides the ones listed.

  THIS IS WHERE OUR SUPPORTERS COME FROM

Szavazni fogok!

Szavazni fogok!

  Kezdeményező: Európai Parlament.

A Szavazni Fogok kampány célja, hogy összehozzuk azokat a magyar polgárokat, akik számára fontos, hogy minél többen elmenjenek szavazni az európai parlamenti választások idején!

  371 polgártársad támogatja már ezt a kezdeményezést!

   MIÉRT TÁMOGASD EZT A KEZDEMÉNYEZÉST?

Európaiként egyre több kihívással szembesülünk: foglalkoznunk kell többek között a migráció, a klímaváltozás, a fiatalok munkanélkülisége és az adatvédelem kérdésével. Egyre inkább globalizált, versenyorientált világban élünk. Ugyanakkor a Brexitről szóló népszavazás rávilágított arra, hogy az EU nem egy visszafordíthatatlan projekt. És bár legtöbbünk természetesnek veszi a demokráciát, úgy tűnik, elvi és gyakorlati értelemben is egyre inkább veszélyben van.

Ezért kezdtünk a Szavazni fogok, egy támogatói közösség építésébe. Szeretnénk, ha közösen dolgoznánk azért, hogy minél többen részt vegyenek az európai választásokon. Nem az a célunk, hogy megmondjuk, kire szavazzanak az emberek, hanem hogy magára a voksolásra, a demokratikus folyamatban való részvételre buzdítsunk, valamint arra, hogy ez tudatos és tájékozott módon történjen. Szeretnénk kihasználni a személyes beszélgetések erejét és szerte Európában felépíteni egy olyan támogatói közösséget, amely kiáll a szavazás, ezáltal maga a demokrácia ügye mellett. Hiszen mi mindannyian, közösen döntjük el, hogy milyen Európában szeretnénk élni.

Mert itt az ideje, hogy ne csak reménykedjünk egy jobb jövőben, hanem tegyünk is érte.

  EZEK A SZERVEZETEK TÁMOGATJÁK A KEZDEMÉNYEZÉST

Szavazni fogok!

  Kezdeményező Európai Parlament.

A Szavazni Fogok kampány célja, hogy összehozzuk azokat a magyar polgárokat, akik számára fontos, hogy minél többen elmenjenek szavazni az európai parlamenti választások idején!

  371 polgártársad támogatja már ezt a kezdeményezést!

   MIÉRT TÁMOGASD EZT A KEZDEMÉNYEZÉST?

Európaiként egyre több kihívással szembesülünk: foglalkoznunk kell többek között a migráció, a klímaváltozás, a fiatalok munkanélkülisége és az adatvédelem kérdésével. Egyre inkább globalizált, versenyorientált világban élünk. Ugyanakkor a Brexitről szóló népszavazás rávilágított arra, hogy az EU nem egy visszafordíthatatlan projekt. És bár legtöbbünk természetesnek veszi a demokráciát, úgy tűnik, elvi és gyakorlati értelemben is egyre inkább veszélyben van.

Ezért kezdtünk a Szavazni fogok, egy támogatói közösség építésébe. Szeretnénk, ha közösen dolgoznánk azért, hogy minél többen részt vegyenek az európai választásokon. Nem az a célunk, hogy megmondjuk, kire szavazzanak az emberek, hanem hogy magára a voksolásra, a demokratikus folyamatban való részvételre buzdítsunk, valamint arra, hogy ez tudatos és tájékozott módon történjen. Szeretnénk kihasználni a személyes beszélgetések erejét és szerte Európában felépíteni egy olyan támogatói közösséget, amely kiáll a szavazás, ezáltal maga a demokrácia ügye mellett. Hiszen mi mindannyian, közösen döntjük el, hogy milyen Európában szeretnénk élni.

Mert itt az ideje, hogy ne csak reménykedjünk egy jobb jövőben, hanem tegyünk is érte.

  EZEK A SZERVEZETEK TÁMOGATJÁK A KEZDEMÉNYEZÉST

This time I’m voting!

This time I’m voting!

  Launched by The European Parliament.

This time I’m voting is a peer-to-peer mobilisation campaign, which brings together a community of people, united by European values, that work together to convince others to vote in the European elections.

   Join 371 other Europeans supporting this cause.

   Why should You support this cause?

As Europeans, we face many challenges, from migration to climate change, from youth unemployment to data privacy. We live in an ever more globalised, competitive world. At the same time, the Brexit referendum has demonstrated that the EU is not an irrevocable project. And while most of us take democracy for granted, it also seems under increasing threat, both in principle and practice.

That’s why we have started building a community of supporters to help encourage a higher voter turnout at the European elections. Our goal is not to tell people who they should vote for: it is to promote the act of voting itself, the act of engaging in the democratic process; and the act of doing so in a conscious and fully informed way. We want to harness the power of human interaction and build a community of supporters across Europe to rally behind the cause of voting and to stand up for the very idea of democracy. Together decide what kind of Europe we want to live in.

Because this time it’s not enough to hope for a better future: this time each and every one of us must take responsibility for it too.

The platform where it all takes place is called .

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  What are your thoughts on this Cause? Debate and discuss it!

This time I’m voting!

  Launched by The European Parliament.

This time I’m voting is a peer-to-peer mobilisation campaign, which brings together a community of people, united by European values, that work together to convince others to vote in the European elections.

   Join 371 other Europeans supporting this cause.

   Why should You support this cause?

As Europeans, we face many challenges, from migration to climate change, from youth unemployment to data privacy. We live in an ever more globalised, competitive world. At the same time, the Brexit referendum has demonstrated that the EU is not an irrevocable project. And while most of us take democracy for granted, it also seems under increasing threat, both in principle and practice.

That’s why we have started building a community of supporters to help encourage a higher voter turnout at the European elections. Our goal is not to tell people who they should vote for: it is to promote the act of voting itself, the act of engaging in the democratic process; and the act of doing so in a conscious and fully informed way. We want to harness the power of human interaction and build a community of supporters across Europe to rally behind the cause of voting and to stand up for the very idea of democracy. Together decide what kind of Europe we want to live in.

Because this time it’s not enough to hope for a better future: this time each and every one of us must take responsibility for it too.

The platform where it all takes place is called .

  These organisations support the cause
  What are your thoughts on this Cause? Debate and discuss it!

Let’s build the EU together: take part in La Conférence Olivaint’s consultation!

Let’s build the EU together: take part in La Conférence Olivaint’s consultation!

  Launched by La Conférence Olivaint.

We are inviting all citizens to speak out about their future and to think together about ways we can build a brighter common future. Let’s take up, together, the great challenges of the 21st century and gather around a positive European agenda!

   Join some other 14 Europeans supporting this cause.

This page is also available in: Français.

 WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT THIS CAUSE?

This year, as the European parliamentary elections are approaching, we have decided to structure a project “Europe” sponsored by the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets, Mr. Jean Arthuis and the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the French National Assembly, Mrs. Marielle de Sarnez. This project aims to encourage debate between citizens on core European topics along with key actors such as Pierre Moscovici, Eva Joly and Philippe Oddo in order to generate in-depth reflection. It is to allow for this reflection that we have the honor of working with Talos in order to invite each citizen to speak out on their future and to reflect on the ways we can make our common future brighter. Let’s overcome, together, the great challenges of the 21st century and let’s gather around a positive European agenda.

La Conférence Olivaint asks for your help to take part in the following civic input process:

1) Collect
First, we are collecting your opinions and ideas on Talos on topics such as the Euro, agriculture, free trade, youth mobility, and the environment.
2) Analyze
We analyze your answers with great care. We would like to receive answers from a diverse set of respondents in order to draw an accurate picture of the population.
3) Draw insights
The third step consists in drawing insights: from our analyses, we note the main divergences in opinion, the most relevant points made and the most innovative ideas proposed on Talos.
4) Propose
Once the consultation is summarised into key points, we will design policy proposals in line with the propositions and ideas shared by citizens. We will look at the feasibility and the implications of each proposal in order to build a relevant, impactful and positive policy agenda.
5) Improve

For the consultation to be truly impactful, we will be proposing the policy recommendations we drew from your answers to Members of European Parliament. This way, constructive ideas generated directly from citizens will be put onto the political agenda.

  THIS IS WHERE OUR SUPPORTERS COME FROM
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