MEPs push the European Commission and member states to make the fight against homelessness a top priority.
The Investing in Children Recommendation did not have the expected impact on policy reform in the Member States. Still, 23,7 million children today face the daily hardship of growing up in poverty.
Celebrating the 10th Access City Award | On 29 November 2019, the European Commission will announce the winners of the 10th Access City Award edition (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places) at a ceremony closing the European Day of Persons with Disabilities’ conference (28-29 November) in Brussels. A financial prize will be given to the winning cities for the first time in the Award’s history, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division is launching a call for proposals for an NGO grant to promote the fight against sexism.
The Work-life Balance Directive, which aims to improve families’ access to family leave and flexible work arrangements, has entered into European Union law and must now be adopted by Member States.
On 31 July 2019 the Commission has launched a 12-week open public consultation on the implementation of the European disability strategy 2010-2020.
The new Directive is the most concrete initiative of the European Pillar of Social Rights. However, the Directive only establish minimum standards and it will bring little change in the “best-performing” countries. In other words, Member states with more generous parental leave systems will be able to keep their current national arrangements.
On the International Day of Families 2019, COFACE Families Europe calls on its members and partners to mobilise massively for the European elections to safeguard a social, inclusive and democratic Europe.
In their replies, the large majority of respondents indicated that their country should combat child poverty and social exclusion better and that the EU should help in this by doing more than it has up to now. This was particularly true for countries where the level of child deprivation is relatively high.
Organised civil society tables proposals for regaining citizens’ support for European integration and achieving sustainable economic growth and social progress in the EU.
The new initiative will increase efforts to improve the integration of migrants and will showcase the potential benefits of migrant integration in EU cities, towns and rural areas, as well as the political, social and economic costs of failed integration.
Educators in Cyprus received systematic trainings on how to manage socio-cultural diversity and enhance Greek language and multilingualism.
The plan mainly aims at carrying out compulsory pre-school education for children aged 4 in order to better adapt to the initial learning process.
Cultural difference | Support measures and motivation to learn help to overcome difficulties and cultural differences. Problems arising from cultural differences are addressed through various measures, including thoughtful and regular explanations for both students and parents.
As a result of the long-term focus on the situation of Roma women, at its December plenary session the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an exploratory opinion in which it called for a major push to implement policies in their favour.
Overall, the event will have an interactive, participatory approach and feature workshops, discussion islands and other opportunities to participate in the debate and to work in groups. During the evening reception, participants can also present some successful projects to others in a form of a gallery/stands.
The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team welcomes your abstract for an oral presentation at a SSM seminar that will take place in Brussels, on Monday 26th November.
The memo is aimed at policymakers who are looking for ideas about possible practices to implement, as well as researchers who are looking for a quick overview of existing practices in member states.
This International Rescue Committee (IRC) report argues that the EU is at a unique turning point at which it is vital to invest in the integration of people who have sought protection in Europe, and that EU institutions have a key role in putting this into practice.
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a policy memo on approaches to education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe. This memo is the third in a series of short policy memos aimed at policymakers, researchers and practitioners and focusing on topics relevant to child welfare.
Following a confidential inquiry in 2017, experts found that Spain has contributed to a discriminatory system that uses legal provisions in place to maintain two educational systems and divert students with disabilities outside mainstream education.
The EPLO in the UK co-hosted a debate in London aimed at understanding the implications of Brexit on gender equality.
The theme of this edition was In-Work Poverty, and the event was programmed towards sharing experiences and promoting open dialogue, especially among EAPN members with direct experience of poverty.