11 October Oct 2020 1852 11 October 2020
“Rule of law is crucial for promoting a sustainable economy”
Interview with the rapporteur of the EESC own-initiative opinion on "The rule of law and its impact on economic growth." A fundamental EU value, “the rule of law is instrumental for the functioning of society, fundamental rights, civil society, as well as the economy." (..) “Investments crucially depend on having stable and reliably and impartially enforced common rules. Strengthening the rule of law by promoting reforms in areas such as effective justice systems and the fight against corruption would also reinforce the competitiveness and sustainability of the economy,”explains Jukka Ahtela
4 September Sep 2018 1652 04 September 2018
Lucian Gramescu: «This is how I make social enterprise grow in Romania»
Interview with Lucian Gramescu, Scaling Manager at Impact Hub Bucharest, the first hub for enterprises in Romania. Over the last two years the social enterprise sector has evolved a lot in Romania, with much more professionalised and quality products
19 December Dec 2016 1210 19 December 2016
Is sharing mobility the future?
Vita International posed the question to Veronica Aneris, Senior policy officer at Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe's leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport.
30 November Nov 2016 1206 30 November 2016
The wrong anti poverty recipes of the left according to Deirdre McCloskey
Economist Deirdre McCloskey challenges the theories of liberal pundits such as Stiglitz and Piketty and takes a swipe at foreign aid and universal basic income.
4 November Nov 2016 1025 04 November 2016
Ed Mayo: Why we need to integrate ethics in business
Only ethics has the power to bring us together. Vita International asked Ed Mayo, secretary general of Co-operatives UK, what ethics really means and how we can build a culture that insists on putting societal welfare ahead of profits.
14 October Oct 2016 1109 14 October 2016
Patrick Gomes (ACP Group of States):«Diversifying partnerships is key for our future»
Ambassador Patrick Gomes shares his views regarding the main and most pressing challenges that the ACP (The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) is facing.
14 October Oct 2016 1034 14 October 2016
Bernardo Bini Smaghi: the Italian Development Cooperation secures funding
The head of Management and Support of Development Policies Department at Cassa depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (CDO) outlines his plans for the Italian public-sector financial institution and the historic step which is set to bring the CDP into the world of Italian development aid and international cooperation.
14 September Sep 2016 0949 14 September 2016
Ken Loach:The European Union is a neo-liberal project
Since the 1960s, Ken Loach has been known for his hard-hitting social dramas exploring issues such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment and exploitation. The acclaimed film director and passionate socialist arrived yesterday in Rome to promote I Daniel Blake, which won the Palme d’Or at last month’s Cannes film festival.
6 September Sep 2016 1321 06 September 2016
Bringing gender equality to Europe
Joanna Maycock, Secretary General of the European Women's Lobby (EWL), talks to Vita International about feminisms, Beyoncé and why compliance and austerity are the worst enemies of gender equality
1 August Aug 2016 1535 01 August 2016
Civil society organizations' support in building inclusive institutions
The social situation and the threat of terrorism are the two main factors that could undermine the gains of the revolution. However, civil society organizations are not passive nor afraid to play a role in the promotion of democratic values and practices. Just as PASC-Tunisie is doing with its Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile program.