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About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)

Invitation to interact with The Living University of the Blue Economy in Blue City

The Living University of the BLUE ECONOMY Yesterday in Ahohabar was the “get together” before that the official start on the Third Living University can begins today October 23, 2017… Today will be about uniting the Core Group (participants attending … Continue reading

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15/10/2017 Update: The Living University of the Blue Economy in Rotterdam 22-27 October 2017

Opening for witnesses to interact with the Living University 4 Morning Deep-Dives Tuesday 24th through Friday 27th 3 Evening Dinner Jams Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th One unique sparkling Blue Economy Night on Monday, October 23rd   Next Sunday, in … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is not the problem – he’s the symptom | openDemocracy

Trump is what happens when you fail to understand our global problems in their interconnected, systemic context. This, in a nutshell is the analysis brillantly made in this article. I think it should be read. It  goes beyond what is … Continue reading

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Best Wishes for 2017

Dear Friends, I see tall the wishes wishes flowing to me… and obviously I want to send mine too… Now I must admit that I still don’t quite know how to express sincere wishes to my beloved friends in these … Continue reading

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2017—Trump—Are We Ready To Rise? | The Huffington Post

Source: 2017—Trump—Are We Ready To Rise? | The Huffington Post I like the spirit that emanates from Otto Scharmer in this article very much: It ends with: There has never been a generation on this earth whose collective actions—the stuff … Continue reading

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Invest in Solarus via Crowdfunding

Source: Invest in Solarus via Crowdfunding Dear Friends, This requires your full attention. Solarus Technology appeared in Gunter’s case 53, written in 2010. It took a while to transform basic research into an industrialized product. Leen Zevenbergen was instrumental in … Continue reading

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What even Apes tell us

In his article: Don’t Cry Over Dead Trade Agreements Professor Dani Rodrik pleads convincingly (I quote): Trade policies driven by domestic political lobbying and special interests are beggar-thyself policies. They may have beggar-thy-neighbor consequences, but that is not their motive. … Continue reading

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The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

I quote from this excellent article: Raymond Williams said that “to be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing”. Then This column is the first in an occasional series whose purpose is to champion new approaches … Continue reading

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Thatcher’s Plot — And How To Defeat It

Where can we find a lucid description of the predicament of today’s EU? In a powerful plea for its creation written nearly 80 years ago. I believe this article, from Professor Philippe van Parijs, excerpted from his Max Weber Lecture … Continue reading

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Ceta: ‘La Wallonie a vu le piège’

Pourquoi le Ceta pose-t-il problème aux yeux de la Région et du gouvernement wallons? Benoît Frydman, président du Centre Perelman de philosophie du droit (ULB), s’explique. Il évoque également le risque de perte de souveraineté. Entretien. Rendons à César ce … Continue reading

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