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22nd September 2020 / Competitiveness / Education


3M Extends Accessible STEM Distance-learning Resources With Science at Home

With school districts across the nation navigating back-to-school during COVID-19, 3M extends its Science at Home distance learning resources for teachers, parents, caregivers and students

22nd September 2020 / Competitiveness / Education


Reimagining a more equitable and resilient K–12 education system

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended school systems around the world. The pace has been frenetic as systems have had to stand up remote learning overnight, plan whether and how to reopen schools amid changing epidemiological circumstances, and support students academically and emotionally. The scope of the challenge has thus far left little time for deeper reflection.

21st September 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


Who will benefit from abolition of super-gross wage?

The government has decided to proceed with the long-promised abolition of the super-gross wage, while at the same time introducing the progression of personal income tax. The Chamber of Deputies is currently debating an amendment to tax laws, which has already passed the first reading. The coalition has now agreed to submit an amending proposal abolishing the super-gross wage. Who will pay less and who will pay more tax if it is passed?

21st September 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Should work in the same position for the same employer pay the same salary, regardless of whether the employee lives and works in Prague, in a large regional city, or in a tiny backwater?

In a recent decision, the Czech Supreme Court concluded that the variety of socioeconomic conditions across the various regions of the Czech Republic must not have any bearing on employers’ pay scales.

21st September 2020 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


AT&T Commits to be Carbon Neutral by 2035

AT&T Commits To Be Carbon Neutral by 2035; Announces Nationwide Expansion of Climate Resilience Tool

New Commitments Build on Companywide Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change and Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

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