27/10/2015 – Following the work of the Task Force on Public Procurement, the Social Platform releases its guide on the Public Procurement Directive. For more information please contact Valentina Caimi, Policy Officer at the Social Platform.
12/10/2015 – EU trade deals with Canada and the US could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water and health, as negotiators are doing the work of some of the EU’s most powerful corporate lobby groups in pushing an aggressive market opening agenda in the public sector.
CEPS | Can the new refugee relocation system work? Perils in the Dublin logic and flawed reception conditions in the EU
01/10/2015 – This Policy Brief by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) argues that the newly adopted EU temporary relocation (quota) system constitutes a welcome yet timid step forward in addressing a number of central controversies of the current refugee debate in Europe. Two main challenges affect the effective operability of the new EU relocation model.
06/10/2015 – Doctors of the World – Médecins du monde International Network now hosts a new network with members from 19 European States up to now. The Network seeks to decrease health inequalities and to obtain more resilient health systems across Europe, better equipped to deal with the vulnerabilities that contribute to health inequalities. It aims at implementing and improving quantitative and qualitative data collection among the partners to improve quality of service delivery and build an evidence-based advocacy for people facing.
19/10/2015 – The ENARgy webzine aims to stimulate debate on anti-racism and equal rights. It provides in-depth analysis, grassroots experience and best practices on specific themes on a quarterly basis and acts as a policy forum. ENARgy informs readers on issues pertaining to anti-discrimination and anti-racism, with a focus on EU and national developments as well as ENAR members’ activities.
13/10/2015 – The European Commission has published foodbaskets studies so far for Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Croatia, Italy, Romania and France.
12/10/2015 – Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 provides an update on key youth labour market indicators and trends, focusing both on the continuing labour market instability and on structural issues in youth labour markets.
12/10/2015 – This paper forms part of a series of nine studies on the role of the European Union in international economic fora, prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. It provides factual background information about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as about the EU’s relations with the IMF (both in terms of the IMF’s role in the EU and the EU’s role, representation and impact in the IMF).
09/10/2015 – Labour markets and social indicators in the EU continue to gradually improve, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity, according to the latest edition of the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.
30/09/2015 – 62 per cent of the employment growth before the crisis was due to increased female labour force participation (EU27: 2000-2008). However, there is still plenty of unused work and human capital potential among women. Work is a determining factor of gender equality and women’s economic independence, but also important for the entire economy. An OECD study shows that halving the gender gap in employment could lead to an additional gain of 6 per cent in the GDP by 2030.