8 April Apr 2016 1129 08 April 2016
Health workers with right skills in right places needed
The number of doctors and nurses has reached record levels in the OECD. Countries should now reform their training and employment strategies to better respond to people’s changing health needs and also reduce their reliance on foreign-trained health workers from developing countries, according to a new OECD report.
7 April Apr 2016 1206 07 April 2016
European Women's Lobby: "Today is a historical day for women's rights in France"
In their press release today, the European Women's Lobby expressed support for France's decision today to adopt a law targeting prostitution, by recognising prostitution as a form of violence against women, and providing support for persons in prostitution.
6 April Apr 2016 1457 06 April 2016
European Social Innovation Competition 2016 focuses on refugees
This year's 2016 European Social Innovation Competition focuses on social innovation for refugees and migrants. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000, and the competition is open for entries until 8 April 2016.
6 April Apr 2016 1256 06 April 2016
Civil Society on Greece: NGOs and Athens are working together
Following the publication of their new strategy for 2016-2022, CONCORD Europe Director Seamus Jeffreson went to Athens to meet with their member, the Greek NGDO platform. One of his main takeaways from the trip was that “it was notable to see Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) very visible in providing essential social services to vulnerable communities in Athens.”
31 March Mar 2016 0953 31 March 2016
Can a government regulate happiness?
The new edition of the World Happiness Report 2016 showed that people are happier living in societies where there is less inequality of happiness. It also found that happiness inequality has increased significantly (comparing 2012-2015 to 2005-2011) in most countries, in almost all global regions, and for the population of the world as a whole.
30 March Mar 2016 1139 30 March 2016
5.8 million people prevented from going blind
The association Light for the World, has just reached a milestone in the fight against trachoma, which is the leading global infectious reason of blindness.
30 March Mar 2016 0819 30 March 2016
New legal channels for migration and mobility
A new report from Migration Policy Institute Europe, No Way Out? Making Additional Migration Channels Work for Refugees, explores ways to open additional legal migration opportunities for refugees.
18 March Mar 2016 1438 18 March 2016
Banks rely 'heavily' on tax havens
Oxfam says that banks use tax havens for the same purposes as other multinationals. They artificially transfer profits made in the countries where they actually operate to reduce their tax bill.
16 March Mar 2016 1512 16 March 2016
The future for our youth lies in social protection
With demonstrations occurring all week across France against the government's new labour market proposals, SOLIDAR Secretary General Conny Reuter argues that job creation is hampered by blind austerity and the lack of social investment in education.
16 March Mar 2016 0948 16 March 2016
Bitcoin potential for underdeveloped countries
The advent of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, marks the beginning of a new era. However, its potential for building truly empowering social and solidarity-based finance has yet to be tested. A UN study provides a primer on the basics of Bitcoin and the technology’s potential to facilitate financial inclusion, cooperative structures and even micro-insurance systems.