14 November Nov 2017 1636 14 November 2017
10 November Nov 2017 1644 10 November 2017
Clean Air Forum: better air for European cities
The forum will be the occasion for decision makers and stakeholders to share knowledge and assist in the implementation of European, national and local air policies.
9 November Nov 2017 1521 09 November 2017
4 European cities shortlisted for Access City Award 2018
4 European cities were shortlisted for the award that recognises and celebrates a city's willingness, capability and efforts to ensure accessibility : Ljubljana (Slovenia), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Lyon (France), and Viborg (Denmark)
7 November Nov 2017 1422 07 November 2017
The Airbnb of the homeless
It is called Notfairbnb and it is an awareness campaign on the problems of the homeless in Brussels. Since its launch in 2016, it has had a great success and organisations from all over the world helping the homeless have asked to open Notfairbnb in their own countries
27 October Oct 2017 1504 27 October 2017
Healthy Entrepreneurs brings medicines to the four corners of the world
The organisation trains local people so that they can go in the most remote places to sell medicines and give basic information regarding health. In only 5 years the entrepreneurs of Healthy Entrepreneurs have created access to basic healthcare to over 4 million women, men, and children in 5 countries: Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Haiti
25 October Oct 2017 1244 25 October 2017
Financing of civil society is essential for democracy
The EU institution should promote a positive image of civil society organisations, preserve their independence and ensure they are properly funded, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) says.
23 October Oct 2017 1606 23 October 2017
The social enterprise plastic fishing on Amsterdam canals
Plastic Whale fishes plastic waste on Amsterdam canals and at the port of Rotterdam, building then boats with recycled materials, with which they go plastic fishing. It’s the first professional plastic fishing company in the world
20 October Oct 2017 1538 20 October 2017
Commission presents new measures to better protect EU citizens
The Commission has presented alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects. The measures aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent attacks and will support Member States in protecting public spaces and help deprive terrorists of the means to act.
18 October Oct 2017 1557 18 October 2017
France, 300.000 people over 60 are isolated
A study commissioned and carried out in France reveals that in the country 300,000 people, in the large majority women over 60, suffer from loneliness and isolation. Many factors are at the root of this, like the lack of access to internet or very low revenues. The number of people over 60 who are isolated in France is equal to the size of the city of Nantes, 6th French city for number of inhabitants
13 October Oct 2017 1628 13 October 2017
Celebrities join call on Turkey to release human right defenders
Stars of stage and screen have added their voices to the global demand for the immediate and unconditional release of a group of prominent human rights defenders in Turkey, one hundred days after they were detained, Amnesty International reveals.