Monday 10. December 2018
Social affairs

Austerity from a human rights perspective

United Nations

Austerity measures exacerbated the negative human rights consequences of the 2008 financial crisis. Human rights impact assessments should become an integral part of economic policy-making, says Birgit Van Hout, from the UN Human Rights Office.

The Synod on Youth: what is its impact for young people in Europe?

Church in Europe

Annelien Boone is a director of the youth pastoral service in Flanders, and she represented all Belgian young people at the Synod on Youth in Rome. She talks to us of her experiences and of the impact for young Europeans.

Shaping the future of work

European Union

How can we shape the future of work in this age of digital and ecological transition? Mgr Antoine Hérouard presents the underlying reflections and proposals from COMECE for a world of work that is fair, sustainable and participatory for everyone in Europe.

Towards a new demographic spring

European Commission

“The Demographic Winter is a silent emergency which concerns all European countries.” This is the opening of the Resolution for a Demographic Spring adopted by the Board of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) at its meeting in Vienna on 12 April 2018.

Austria and the European Union

Cardinal Schönborn
Vorstellung des nachsynodalen Schreibens von Papst Franziskus über Ehe und Familie 'Amoris Laetitia', 'Freude der Liebe', am 8. April 2016 im Vatikan. Bild: Wiener Kardinal Christoph Schönborn.

With Austria set to take over the EU Presidency, the Austrian Bishops, chaired by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, have set out their thoughts on the challenges relating to the European Union that Austria will face during the next six months, in a Closing Statement to their Plenary Assembly on 13 June 2018.

Economic democracy and plural economy 2.0

European Union

Does democracy have a place in today’s economy, and what specifically does that mean? A brief explanation of the idea and current status of economic democracy.

Towards a Europe of hope

COMECE

The crisis in Europe is a favourite subject in media commentaries, and it is true there is no shortage of difficulties. These are manifested in a widespread defiance that features in public opinions expressed about the European construction.

The EESC, an organisation essential to governance by dialogue

European Economic and Social Committee
Brussels , 09/04/2018eesc nouvelle présidence + Cabinet.Credit : Frederic Sierakowski / Isopix

An interview with Luca Jahier, who was elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 17 April.

A Europe for humans, not just for markets

European Union

The common market has been a core idea of Europe but markets are not automatically beneficial for all human beings. Europe needs to reestablish the “primacy of politics” and push for the democratization of the economy.

Impacts of digitalisation on employment in Europe

EU Commission

The full impact of digitalisation on jobs is uncertain. The EU needs to focus on developing skills for the digital age argues Martin Ulbrich.

Hopes for the Estonian Presidency of the European Union

European Council

In the face of Estonia assuming the half-yearly Presidency of the Council for the European Union on the 1 July, Mgr Phillipe Jourdan, bishop of Tallin, shares his thoughts with us.

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