4 March Mar 2019 1622 04 March 2019
The EESC votes in favour of decent minimum income for all EU citizens in need
The consultative body of the EU representing civil society has adopted an opinion to guarantee a minimum income for all European Union citizens who need it. It is a tool to address the serious and persistent problem of poverty in Europe, which affects 112.9 million people
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.
19 April Apr 2018 1500 19 April 2018
Luca Jahier, the new president of the EESC, vows to revive civic engagement for a sustainable Europe
Elected as 32nd president of the European Economic and Social Committee, the EU body representing organised civil society, in his inaugural speech Mr Jahier invited all participants to dream with him of a re-energised Europe and to work together for a second European Renaissance.
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
11 October Oct 2017 1757 11 October 2017
France, circular economy helping the most needy
The Agence du Don en Nature (Adn) collects new non-food unsold products from enterprises and it redistributes them to the most needy thanks to a network of more than 750 local associations in France. Every year the Adn contributes to help 850.000 people in need and redistributes every week more than 600.000 euros of new products
10 October Oct 2017 1600 10 October 2017
Here are the toughest places in the world for a girl to get an education
A new report by The One Campaign reveals the ten toughest countries and highlights some of the many unique barriers girls face
12 June Jun 2017 1101 12 June 2017
CIDSE: Change the Planet through your Daily Life
CIDSE in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee, Broederlijk Delen, Entraide et Fraternité and Vita organises today a roundtable discussion on the power of citizens to move society towards fairer and more sustainable systems through their own innovative and local initiatives. During the event, CIDSE will release the awards of its first international photo competition “Inspire Change Through Your Lens”.
14 February Feb 2017 1247 14 February 2017
Riace, a utopia turned into reality
A boat full of migrants arrives on the shores of the Calabrian village of Riace, historic place of migration. The little town welcomes the migrants, who are seen as a resource, not as a threaten. This is the story told in the documentary "Un paese di Calabria" (“ A village of Calabria”).
23 December Dec 2016 0804 23 December 2016
A letter to Santa from the nonprofit sector
Santa is taking credit for the work of our sector long enough. It is time for you to change your ways. A memo on behalf of all of us in the nonprofit sector penned by the outstanding blogger who runs Nonprofitwithball.
20 December Dec 2016 1608 20 December 2016
Transparency missing under the EU Christmas tree
Publicly accessible registers are on course to become a global transparency standard – the EU should get on board rather than get left behind.