Stories from Gütersloh

  • 05.06.2024 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Young people's regard for the EU is greater than their propensity to vote

    Gütersloh (ots) - Young Europeans largely take a positive view of the European Union. They are nevertheless less motivated than the older population groups to participate in the European Elections, according to a new "eupinions" poll. Civil rights and combating climate change are of particular significance to them. Young people from the age of 16 in several EU ...

  • 08.05.2024 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    European Elections: Higher turnout expected, von der Leyen better known than her predecessors

    Gütersloh (ots) - 60 percent of Europeans intend to cast their ballots in the European Elections in June. This would be around 10 percent more than in the last elections five years ago. This is the outcome of the new "eupinions" survey conducted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The survey also reveals that 75 percent of the European electorate know Ursula von der Leyen by ...

  • 19.03.2024 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    How to halt democracy erosion

    Gütersloh (ots) - The quality of democracy in developing and transformation countries has been in steady decline over the past 20 years. The latest findings of the Transformation Index of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, now in its tenth edition, show that out of 137 countries surveyed, only 63 remain democracies, while a majority are classified as autocracies. However, there is reason for hope. The examples of the transformation countries Brazil and Poland, where voters have ...

  • 28.02.2024 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Large majority recognises disinformation as danger to democracy

    Gütersloh/Berlin (ots) - The German population is concerned about disinformation being disseminated deliberately over the internet. They fear that political opinions and elections are being influenced in this way. The political class, civil society and the media must confront this challenge. Comparison with the United States shows that polarisation boosts awareness of ...

  • 15.02.2024 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Two years of war in Ukraine: EU citizens back joint defence policy

    Gütersloh (ots) - The situation for Ukraine is deteriorating in the 2024 election year in the EU and US. While a majority continues to support aid to Ukraine in both the EU and in Germany, this applies primarily to supporters of centrist parties. However, a joint European defence policy enjoys majority backing across party lines: 87 per cent of all EU citizens, and 86 per cent of Germans, support the idea. Two years ...

  • 06.02.2024 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Young People in Germany have Trust in Democracy and in the EU

    Gütersloh (ots) - The 18 to 30 generation in Germany has more trust in the European Union than is the case on average in other European countries. But they lack confidence in the German government and parliament. These are the findings of a data analysis commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Many young people in Germany have confidence in democracy and in the European Union. In a representative survey of people aged ...

  • 30.11.2023 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    How can dual vocational education be transferred to other countries? Study provides answers

    Gütersloh (ots) - Germany’s dual vocational training is considered a model of success - but how can it be transferred to other countries? Professor Dr. Dieter Euler answers this question in a new study "Roadmap to high-quality dual VET" commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung. The German dual vocational education system is regarded as a success around the world – ...

  • 30.08.2023 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Majority of German youths see good opportunities in apprenticeship market

    Gütersloh (ots) - The mood on the German apprenticeship market has improved appreciably. However, many young people with low school qualifications see their chances of securing an apprenticeship as poor. It remains to be seen whether the apprenticeship guarantee passed recently by the German federal government will be able to help. Almost three quarters of young ...

  • 10.08.2023 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Europeans demand resolute action to counter internet disinformation

    Gütersloh (ots) - More than half the EU population doubts the veracity of information on the web. Recognizing fake content and actively countering it comes more easily to those who are young and educated. Almost nine out of every 10 Europeans believe that tech companies, as well as government, should be held responsible. The population in the EU expects greater efforts in the battle against the deliberate dissemination ...

  • 16.02.2023 – 08:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    A majority of Europeans believe in a Ukraine victory

    Gütersloh (ots) - One year after Russia began its war of aggression against Ukraine, 61 percent of Europeans are convinced Ukraine will prevail. But worries persist: 68 percent of respondents see the attack on Ukraine as an attack on all of Europe. One year into the war in Ukraine, 61% of Europeans believe that the country will prevail. Germans, however, are not quite so optimistic, although a 55% majority believes in a ...

  • 08.12.2022 – 05:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Few German businesses recruiting staff abroad, despite skills shortage

    Gütersloh (ots) - Staff bottlenecks in the German economy are on the increase. Staff with vocational training in particular are desperately being sought. Nevertheless, fewer than 20 per cent of companies are employing skilled personnel from abroad. The obstacles to immigration from non-EU countries are still too high. The German economy’s skills shortage is growing ...

  • 12.10.2022 – 11:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Green and digital transition challenge Europe's cohesion

    Gütersloh/Berlin (ots) - In the future, major European cities and other high-tech regions will pull even further ahead, while rural areas and regions with CO2-intensive industry will lose out. The twin transition - green and digital - that the European Union is striving for will intensify this development. Only EU funding tailored to regions can mitigate the effect. The green and digital transition will fundamentally ...

  • 05.10.2022 – 11:00

    Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Europeans’ support for Ukraine continues unabated

    Gütersloh (ots) - Europeans continue to stand firmly by Ukraine's side. A broad majority supports arms deliveries. The willingness to accept Ukraine into the EU remains high. There is also strong support for the need to become more independent in terms of energy supply - even if this means personal cuts. Nevertheless, these attitudes cannot be taken for granted, as there are initial signs that approval is crumbling. 72 ...