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.
EC | Adequate pensions: new report calls for measures to enable people to work until they reach the pension age
05/10/2015 – Europe’s pension systems can be expected to deliver adequate pensions also to future generations of retirees provided Member States pursue strong policies to enable as many workers as possible to stay in jobs until they reach the statutory pension age, a new report on pension adequacy shows.
16/10/2015 – The October 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM (European Programme for Intergration and Migration) is now available online. This edition’s special focus is dedicated to analysing the legislative, political and humanitarian developments that have recently taken place concerning the EU’s so-called “refugee crisis”.
19/10/2015 – Housing Europe has just released a new guide to provide housing practitioners and policy makers with up-to date information and figures on the funding allocated to housing in each country. The publication includes and detailed country profiles as well as good examples, and provides the reader with a broader view of on how housing will be supported between 2014 and 2020.