11 July Jul 2016 1020 11 July 2016
8 July Jul 2016 1358 08 July 2016
60 social impact bonds across 15 countries show growing global reach
The Social Finance global network has launched its first white paper on the state of the Social Impact Bond market.
7 July Jul 2016 1721 07 July 2016
A step forward to advance the rights of people with disabilities
The European Parliament voted the report supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities urging the European Commission and Members States to do their part.
7 July Jul 2016 1025 07 July 2016
Elderly people and poverty: Current levels and changes since the crisis
Poverty for those aged 65 or older (65+) in the European Union has significantly reduced between 2007 and 2014, in contrast to increases in poverty for people aged under 65.
6 July Jul 2016 1107 06 July 2016
#AirbnbWhileBlack shows discrimination in sharing economy
The collaborative economy is both a social and economic phenomenon. People are nowadays searching for sustainable products and services, but among the surprises companies in the sharing economy are being criticized for not doing enough to regulate discriminatory behaviour.
6 July Jul 2016 1039 06 July 2016
What has the EU done for people with disabilities?
The challenges are mounting, the EU is less united and the road ahead is an uphill struggle. However, something has been accomplished. The reasons to be optimistic acknowledged by the EU Disability Forum.
5 July Jul 2016 1728 05 July 2016
The last mile to reach full transparency
ONE Campaign welcomes the steps took by the European Commission to further reinforce EU rules on increasing companies transparency by giving full public access to beneficial ownership registers and connecting them between Member States. But there is a dangerous loophole.
5 July Jul 2016 1442 05 July 2016
UNICEF, 16 million children were born in war zones
According to the humanitarian organization, 250 million boys and girls around the world are growing up in crisis-affected regions.
4 July Jul 2016 1606 04 July 2016
Cooperatives ? If they were a State they would be the third most populous one
The International Day of Cooperatives was celebrated this weekend. With over 250 million jobs, every ten workers in the world is employed in a cooperative. If they represented the economy of a country, they would be entitled to a place in the G8.
4 July Jul 2016 1505 04 July 2016
Palermo will host the first Disability Pride Italia
An international event that will be held from the 8th to 10th of July on the shores of the Italian island of Sicily that is meant to make us come together and ponder on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
1 July Jul 2016 1448 01 July 2016
Social enterprises are more than just businesses
Takeaways, data, insights, bets practices form the "First European Day of Social Economy Enterprises. From Words to Actions"conference.
1 July Jul 2016 1103 01 July 2016
How serious is the EU about fighting poverty?
The budget for 2017 proposes maintaining the same level of external spending that was planned when the seven-year budget cycle of the EU was agreed in 2013. A budget, as pointed out by One Campaign, that was clearly not designed to address the new challenges that the world is facing today.
30 June Jun 2016 1515 30 June 2016
The EU agenda behind the Migration Partnership Framework
Bob van Dillen, a migration and development expert, exposes the weaknesses of the European Commission's Migration Partnership Framework and questions its capacity to really serve the purpose of helping people in need.
29 June Jun 2016 1759 29 June 2016
EASPD and its key partners call on the EU to act on social care
Members of the European Parliament, representatives from social services, trade unions and organisations representing persons with disabilities called on the European Commission (EC) and the European Parliament (EP) to do more to support high quality social care – through adequately trained professionals - in Europe.
29 June Jun 2016 0934 29 June 2016
Brexit can be worse for women than men
Women have been frozen out of the debate on the EU referendum. And now Brexit could lead to erosion of hard-won women rights and protections.
24 June Jun 2016 1514 24 June 2016
Brexit: The fight for human rights is a common struggle
According to the European Disability Forum,the tone of the UK campaign, which was characterized by a divisive public debate on migration, reminds us of what is at stake and what we need to fight for, within a strong EU.
24 June Jun 2016 1220 24 June 2016
Brexit, the third sector will not leave its commitments
Civil society organizations voice out their concerns on the UK’s decision to leave Europe. While the country is about to abandon the Union, the third sector players pledge to remain united to fulfill their social engagements.
23 June Jun 2016 1013 23 June 2016
Simon Maxwell: «Stopping migration through development is a myth»
«I do think that it is a myth to believe that if only there were more development in the countries that are sending migrants to Europe, then the migration would stop», says the former Director of the Overseas Development Institute (1997-2009), Simon Maxwell, in this interview released to Afronline during the European Development Days. «In the modern world, people move to seek a better life».
23 June Jun 2016 0913 23 June 2016
Lend a hand to an Italian. Nove Onlus project for disadvantaged people
The project conceives both emergency assistance and support targeting social integration as well as the achievement of economic autonomy. It focuses especially on those people who fall into the ‘new poor’ category and do not rely on “welfare dependency”.
22 June Jun 2016 1521 22 June 2016
4 ideas to make something real out of the SDGs
The 10-year anniversary edition of the European Development Days (EDD) is over. After 2 days of conferences and workshops, it is Caritas Europa turn to say how turning sustainable development goals into action.