2 February Feb 2016 1428 02 February 2016
Religious leaders offer concrete proposals against violent extremism
The Harmony call made by the Community of Sant’Egidio was answered by leaders and politicians searching for common ground on current challenges that are facing our societies: terrorism, arrival of migrants in Europe, coexistence and youth education.
1 February Feb 2016 1453 01 February 2016
Syrians in need are waiting for actions not just kind words
As donor countries prepare to meet on February 4 in the British capital to pledge support for Syria and its neighbours, Oxfam urges parties to commit to changes that will improve lives of Syrians.
1 February Feb 2016 1259 01 February 2016
Europe is getting the best migrants ever
Syrian activist Bassam Al-Kuwatli shares his views on how to engage the human and professional capital of immigrants and warns of the consequences of the Eu stand-by policy in Syria
25 January Jan 2016 1036 25 January 2016
It is time to combat corporate tax avoidance
In an age of deep public spending cuts and real austerity, addressing tax evasion and avoidance through use of tax havens is a moral issue. Actions by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the G-20 industrialised nations have endorsed a package of measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance: companies should pay tax in the countries where they conduct business.
21 January Jan 2016 1743 21 January 2016
Skills mismatch: tackling youth unemployment in Europe
Youth unemployment rates in Europe are being termed a “generational plague”, with statistics of 15-24 year olds without work being as high as 47.9% in countries like Greece and Spain in 2015. Think tank ThinkYoung's latest report offers some solutions to tackle the problem through alternative education channels, and growing young peoples' practical skills.
20 January Jan 2016 1129 20 January 2016
Microsoft Philanthropies donating $1 billion in cloud computing resources to nonprofit organizations
The technology giant aims at reinventing its philanthropic division. At Davos it announced that will donate $1 billion in Microsoft cloud services to nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years.
20 January Jan 2016 0819 20 January 2016
Digital divide: is it really crucial to narrow the gap between rich and poor?
In developing countries, more families own a mobile phone than have access to electricity or clean water, but despite the unstoppable global spread of the internet, the digital divide between rich and poor remains a huge issue.
19 January Jan 2016 1125 19 January 2016
18,802 civilians killed in 21 months in Iraq
Staggering civilian death toll in Iraq according to a UN report that lays bare the enduring suffering of civilians in Iraq and illustrates what Iraqi refugees are attempting to escape from when they flee to Europe and other regions.
14 January Jan 2016 1420 14 January 2016
Families on the frontline against radicalisation
“Violent radicalisation is not a new problem, but it is a phenomenon in constant evolution.” On Tuesday at the King Baudouin Foundation a meeting was held amongst civil society and radicalisation experts, on working with families to both prevent violent radicalisation, as well as providing support for those whose children have already left for Syria and Iraq since 2012.
12 January Jan 2016 1120 12 January 2016
Which economic policies are needed in order to ensure competitive and fair societies?
Coin and The Magdas hotel, two best practices implemented by Caritas, show that new paradigms and new approaches can really make a difference