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
2 October Oct 2017 1640 02 October 2017
Porto, youth and seniors together to build change
It’s called Aconchego and it’s the intergenerational programme of the city of Porto: elderly people who suffer from loneliness and isolation provide housing in their homes to university students, who need accommodation at low prices. The model has been replicated in Lisbon and Coimbra
28 September Sep 2017 1630 28 September 2017
Nikosia. Free radio, free minds
It’s called Nikosia and it’s the first radio in Spain produced by people suffering from mental problems. The aim? FIght against the stigma surrounding psychiatric problems. Radio Nikosia is supported by many personalities. Among them singer and activist Manu Chao.
6 April Apr 2017 1554 06 April 2017
Welcoming from 1-year-old to 100-year-olds in a house in Seattle
The Mount St Vincent of Seattle welcomes under the same roof a nursing home for elderly people with 400 guests and a kindergarten with 125 children under the age of 5. The building hosts a centre for intergenerational learning that has won numerous awards.
12 December Dec 2016 0943 12 December 2016
When businesses don't forget human rights
According to a new report, many of the best companies set an example by going above and beyond their traditional role protect civil society space.
18 November Nov 2016 0829 18 November 2016
Why we need financial education?
Financial literacy is a life skill that is needed to succeed in today's society. Unfortunately, despite some improvements, most people still don't grasp the basic financial knowledge.
25 October Oct 2016 1029 25 October 2016
Are migrants taking away jobs from locals ?
According a new research, southern Europeans seem to be penalized by their high share of low- skilled workers, whom are more likely to compete with migrants for low value added occupations
19 October Oct 2016 1110 19 October 2016
FabriQ, innovation starts from the outskirts
FabriQ is the city of Milan’s incubator for social innovation. Located in the outskirt of Quarto Oggiaro, it supports the best enterprise ideas with strong social impact.
31 August Aug 2016 1418 31 August 2016
Oxfam, sweatheart deals: the bus does not stop with Apple ruling
Oxfam urges European governments to do more to clean up murky corporate tax practices. Such scheme drives inequality across the world.
4 August Aug 2016 1515 04 August 2016
Historic chance to shape new, humane welfare system
Charities demand Holyrood seizes the opportunity to put people at the heart of a new welfare system