3 April Apr 2020 1226 03 April 2020
Jahier: “Now, we are either a Union or we are nothing”
“All Member States must come together, to support each other and to coordinate a concerted action. A piecemeal approach by the individual Member States is a sure recipe for disaster. If we get this wrong, we may not have another opportunity to get it right”, says Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
8 February Feb 2019 1734 08 February 2019
Migrateful, when cooking supports the integration of refugees
Migrateful is a social enterprise based in London that gives asylum seekers and refugees looking for a job a space to share the recipes of their countries, their culture and stories, giving them professional training and English lessons. In 2017 Jess Thompson, founder of Migrateful, was awarded for the project by Unltd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs
12 December Dec 2018 1634 12 December 2018
Berlin, the foundation contributing to the development of the city
Born in Pfefferberg, an area that has become an important cultural and social centre, the Pfefferwerk Foundation has contributed to the regeneration of the site. It carries out and supports projects to help disadvantaged people enter the job market, in all areas of Berlin. Its experience has been selected by the European Economic and Social Committee as a story of innovative and successful social enterprise at European level
24 October Oct 2018 1319 24 October 2018
Tokyo, the restaurant where you pay the bill by doing the dishes
You don’t have enough money to pay yourself a meal out? There is no problem: at the Mirai Shokudo restaurant you can pay by doing the dishes or cleaning the kitchen, for 50 minutes
19 September Sep 2018 1544 19 September 2018
The sky over Kibera: the Divine Comedy in the slum of Nairobi
Dante brought on stage by the students of the schools of one of the largest African slums. A unique project, designed by Marco Martinelli, founder of the Teatro delle Albe and promoted by AVSI.
28 May May 2018 1245 28 May 2018
Volunteering in Albania: a journey of discovery
Nadia Dalla Gasperina, a 19-year old student in Venice, went on a volunteering experience thanks to Aiesec.
7 March Mar 2018 1202 07 March 2018
This is how used tyres become shoes
Xinca is an Argentinian social enterprise that produces shoes recycling and reusing tyres and pieces of fabric. It includes in the production process people at risk of social exclusion, like inmates, single mothers and young people with drug problems
19 December Dec 2017 1311 19 December 2017
Duo for a Job, free training for young migrants
Duo for a Job matches young job seekers with an immigrant background with people over 50 years old who have a professional experience in related fields and who can accompany and support them in their job search.
14 November Nov 2017 1636 14 November 2017
Future of Europe: Towards a European Education Area by 2025
With the debate on the future of Europe in full swing, the European Commission is setting out its vision for how we can create a European Education Area by 2025.
20 September Sep 2017 1248 20 September 2017
A forest is planted in Zambia thanks to internet users’ gifts
It is an initiative of the startup Anona, specialist of the “free gift” on the internet, that has launched a campaign to finance the planting of a forest in Zambia. In only one day the amount to plant 6400 trees has been collected.