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
Developing a universal concept of human rights through art
Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen inaugurated on the 8th of May 2019 the Human Rights Pavilion project in Murano, Venice, at the Berengo Art Studio, together with partners Global Campus of Human Rights, Fondazione Berengo, and the MOUTH Foundation. The project was initiated with GLASSTRESS, the world’s leading showcase for the collaborative work of contemporary artists with Berengo Studio’s Muranese glass masters
Clean Air Forum: better air for European cities
The forum will be the occasion for decision makers and stakeholders to share knowledge and assist in the implementation of European, national and local air policies.
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”.
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The portable lamp plugged in the sunshine
Little Sun Solar Lamp, a new social business frontier envisioned by installation artist Olafur Eliasson. A global project that is transforming over a million lives through the awesome power of the sun
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Green bonds need to be more than marketing tactic
The rapidly growing green bonds market is still self-regulated. More stakeholders than ever before are asking for concrete results
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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.
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The kick off of the sustainable islands general states
Greening the Islands, the international conference dedicated to the promotion of the islands environmental sustainability due to be held on 2 and 3 December, lands in Gran Canaria, Spain. The event’s protagonists are the finalists of the Greening the Islands Awards, the prize that recognizes environmental best practices that can be replicated in countless islands around the world and in remote locations in general.
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South Africa welcomes the first World Summit on Community Philanthropy
It will be held in Johannesburg on December 2nd and 3rd. It is sponsored by the Global Fund for Community Foundations and the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy. Assifero - National Association of Foundations and Bodies of Philanthropy Institutional, will be representing Italy
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Caritas pillars to achieve social justice
“Social justice and equality in Europe – is possible!" is Caritas vision for resilient social models in Europe that provide for the well-being of all people. This vision is based on the analysis of social realities on the ground.
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Sustainable development: Now actions must speak louder than words
As the EU sets out its priorities, European NGOs react on future European development policy
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COP22, companies and investors to cities and regions announce new commitments
The several key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Morocco last week, show determination from so many actors to turn climate commitments into reality. Here is who will do what.
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A pivotal moment for the Central African Republic
Leaders in Brussels must provide CAR with the support it needs to not only address immediate humanitarian concerns, but also to break the decades-long cycle of conflict with locally owned capacity, writes Friederike Röder.
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The sacrificial lamb of the EU budget deal: the humanitarian aid
It took 18 hours of negotiations but at the end a deal that focuses on strengthening the economy and responding to the refugee crisis was reached. But there was a victim: humanitarian aid
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Africa, recommendations for an European investments plan
Link2017shares its proposals in regards of the European Plan for Investments in Africa and the Mediterranean / Near East in the framework of the migration agenda.
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Marrakech climate summit: are expectations too high ?
The Paris Agreement set the overarching framework for dealing with climate change in the decades to come. But alone it will not solve the problem. Now, at Marrakech summit, nations must define the rules for the accord and to lay out a viable plan for providing at least $100 billion a year to developing countries to support climate action.
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A snapshot of the Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector in Europe in 2016
According to the Evpa ( European Venture Philanthropy association) survey, the sector is a dynamic and evolving sector focused on providing more effective and measurable support for social purpose organisations and tackling the major issues facing our societies today.
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Worldwide green light for climate action as Paris Agreement enters into force
The historic event comes less than a year after the landmark agreement was adopted and just days ahead of the UN climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
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How partnerships can be a lever to create both business benefits and positive social impact
Innovative executive leaders across different sectors are slowly putting sustainability at the core of their organisations through applying collaborative, cross-sector approaches