27 February Feb 2021 1724 27 February 2021
EESC President Christa Schweng and European Commissioner Kadri Simson say 2021 will be the year of delivery
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission believe that the clean energy transition must be at the heart of the post-COVID-19 European Union and that now is the time to accelerate implementation of green measures for economic recovery.
19 July Jul 2020 1731 19 July 2020
Coronavirus response: EESC calls for swift approval of EU recovery plan
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) backs a number of Commission proposals to speed up European recovery, underlining that the involvement of civil society organisations is essential
2 December Dec 2019 1637 02 December 2019
The social economy can be an economic model for tackling the dual challenges of ecological emergency and social crisis
Such is the message to the European institutions from the social economy actors meeting in Strasbourg – European capital of the social economy 2019, for the 4th European Day of Social Economy Enterprises, just as the European Parliament gives the green light to Ursula von der Leyen's new team
31 October Oct 2018 1250 31 October 2018
Volunteering in Turkey: Be the best version of yourself
The experience of Anna Romanin, a student at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, who left to Eskişehir, Turkey, to participate in AIESEC’s Global Volunteer project
16 November Nov 2017 1559 16 November 2017
Educhange: a bridge between students and the world
The experience of a young student from Russia in AIESEC Italia’s project that brings to Italian schools youth from all over the world
29 March Mar 2017 1222 29 March 2017
Changing the world with a click
As part of the “Change for the planet- Care for the people” campaign, CIDSE, the European platform of Catholic NGOs, of which Focsiv is also part, has launched an international photo competition targeted both at professional photographers and amateurs who particularly care for social and environmental change. Deadline to submit photos: April 23rd 2017.
12 December Dec 2016 1326 12 December 2016
Better international co-ordination could lead to more worldwide benefits from migration
Despite growing economic dynamism in many developing regions, international migration flows are not being diverted towards these new alternative poles but rather are concentrating in advanced economies, according to a new OECD Development Centre report.
5 December Dec 2016 0952 05 December 2016
How European development aid makes a difference
In 2015, Europe provided €68 billion in development aid, which is over 50 % of all global aid efforts, with the main aim of eradicating poverty. EU imports from developing countries are worth €860 billion a year. Better EU aid coordination could free €800 million in additional development funding.
28 November Nov 2016 1502 28 November 2016
NGOs urge the EU to agree an action plan that respects their promises on development and aid effectiveness
Today, as the EU adopted its Common Position for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High Level Meeting taking place in Nairobi on 30 November - 1 December, Europe’s development NGOs urged EU leaders to set themselves a clear timeline to achieve their commitments, crucial to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
25 November Nov 2016 0814 25 November 2016
The cost of violence against women
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a global moment championed by the United Nations. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) happens in every country, not only in situations of conflict or crisis, but in contexts others call peaceful, and in both public and private spaces.