30 August Aug 2016 1154 30 August 2016
Towards better social statistics for a social Europe
The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.
29 August Aug 2016 1137 29 August 2016
New map helping refugees and universities
The European University Association (EUA) has launched the Refugees Welcome Map, an interactive map of universities' initiatives in support of refugees. Initiated in Europe, the project is open to all higher education institutions around the world.
4 August Aug 2016 1144 04 August 2016
Can the Paralympics transform a society's perceptions of disabled people?
Researchers have recognized that large and international sporting events have the power to promote social inclusion for individuals with disabilities.
3 August Aug 2016 1001 03 August 2016
This new initiative is helping disaster-affected communities
People's lives across the planet are increasingly disrupted by disaster. From manmade to natural disasters, the planet is seeing more conflict and global warming. This is why the European Commission have launched a new initiative: EU Aid Volunteers.
28 July Jul 2016 1237 28 July 2016
EU giving €1.4 billion to support refugees in Turkey
The European Commission has adopted a Special Measure worth over €1.4 billion in support of refugees who have fled the war in Syria and their host communities. The money will go towards education, health, municipal and social infrastructure, and socio-economic support. In addition, a further €79 million of previously allocated funds for humanitarian aid projects has been contracted to a number of partners, including UN agencies, international organizations as well as international NGOs.
27 July Jul 2016 1102 27 July 2016
Extreme poverty affects 1 in 8 people in the world
According to the first progress report on Goals for a Sustainable World released by the UN,nearly 800 million people suffer from hunger, 5.9 million children die before they reach the age of five. The report provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years.
26 July Jul 2016 1011 26 July 2016
Erasmus program no longer a certainty for UK
Active for over 30 years across 27 countries, the Erasmus has enriched over 2 million Europeans' lives with cultural and academic exchange. However, following Brexit, the Erasmus scheme’s UK future is no longer certain.
22 July Jul 2016 1606 22 July 2016
The achievements of EU international cooperation and development activities
The first report based on the new "EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework" provides a selection of results achieved in about 100 partner countries across the globe with the support of EU-funded projects and programmes.
19 July Jul 2016 1425 19 July 2016
A poor welcome from rich countries
The six wealthiest nations host less than 9% of the world’s refugees while poorer countries shoulder most of the responsibility. The world's richest countries can and should do much more to help the world’s most vulnerable people who have fled their homes because of violence and conflict.
18 July Jul 2016 1630 18 July 2016
Working to eliminate teen HIV
2.1 million adolescents have HIV worldwide. For children like Elijah, living with HIV transmitted to him from his mother's breast milk, the stigma of life with HIV marked his childhood and affected his schooling. Every hour, 26 teenagers are infected with HIV. Only 26% of girls and 33% of boys worldwide have a full understanding of how HIV is transmitted, which is why NGOs like WhizzKids United and UNICEF are campaigning to #endadolescentaids.