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Positive news

The overload of negative news makes us often feel powerless. Positive News is one of the first publications dedicated to reporting positive developments. The newspaper takes a solution-focused perspective on the challenges facing society.

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Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town

Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town, has no unemployment, no police and almost free housing. It reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.

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Heiligenfeld

Heiligenfeld is a fast growing company with more than six hundred employees, and consists of four mental health hospitals in Germany. The company was initiated by Joachim Galuska, medical doctor and psychotherapist, from the conviction that more holistic approaches are needed to succesfully treat patients.

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Peer-to-peer transportation for elderly

The Belgian peer-to-peer network Taxistop enables cheap transportation for people with reduced mobility, mainly elderly people. The service is carried out by voluntary drivers who are mainly elderly people too.

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New purpose for local prison

The Chief Police Commissioner of Granada, Nicaragua, Fatima Flores changed the purpose of the local prison, from guarding inmates to engaging them in building a new life, after they have served their sentence.

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New relations between medical staff and patients

In order to give patients patients a more active role in health care, neurologist Bas Bloem at the University Medical Center St. Radboud in Nijmegen, makes use of internet an social media. These media allow for easy contacts between medical and nursing staff, patients and researchers, which improves the quality and reduces the costs of health care. An example of the doctor as coach, who actively involves patients in their treatment, is the concept of group appointments, which has been developed by the Center for Heart and Vascular Diseases at the University of Virginia.

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FAVI

If you think that new ways of organising can be found only among small start-up companies and Internet firms, you probably have not heard the story of FAVI, a French copper foundry. In the early seventies, Jean-Francois Zobrist was put in control of this company by the family that had built it. Although it was […]

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Hoppenbrouwers

The Dutch Hoppenbrouwers firm was started in 1918 as a small shop in electric fittings. The business grew and expanded and when son Theo took over, the family firm had grown into an electrical engineering company with ten employees. Although he was reluctant to take on responsibility for the company at the age of 21, […]

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