Saturday 24. August 2019

Eradicating poverty by 2030?

United Nations

That is the chief goal of the post-2015 Development Agenda. In a year it will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and press on with what has proved to be a successful fight against poverty.

Escaping the crisis: the role of social policies in Europe

Social protection committee

Almost a quarter of the EU population finds itself at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to a recent report from the European Social Protection Committee; and youth exclusion is a new social challenge.

The Social Dimension of the Eurozone

European Commission

In addition to proposals for paying closer attention to social and employment indicators in Eurozone countries, more sweeping ideas for a financial transfer within the monetary union are also being examined.

What future for the Welfare State in the EU ?

Caritas Europa

At the launch of its new report on “The Future of the Welfare State”, Caritas Europa has described welfare as one of the most critical issues to be faced by the EU and its Member States as they struggle to respond to the economic crisis.

Fuel Poverty and the EU

European Commission

Are policymakers doing enough to tackle fuel poverty?

Creating opportunities for young people

European Parliament

Education and training play a significant role not only in coping with the crisis in Europe but also in the personal development of the individual. That was the conclusion of the conference on the situation of young people in Europe.

Roma integration: new positive developments

European Commission

Although the process of Roma integration has slowed down, there are positive signs of progress.

Let’s build a just, fraternal and sustainable society


That was the motto of the International Seminar and subsequent General Assembly of the World Movement of Christian Workers (WMCW).

A bank account for everyone

European Commission

Can an ambitious plan to achieve a ‘competitive, low-carbon economy’ protect the interests of those in poverty?

Unemployment in Europe is a moral issue

European Commission

When unemployment in Europe reaches intolerable figures, especially among young people, it is necessary to remember, as Pope Francis does, the moral dignity of work.

Creating new opportunities for Young people

European Parliament

The Youth Conference on 4 September is being organised by the COMECE secretariat, Don Bosco International, Rete Juventutis and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, and is hosted by MEPs Patrizia Toia (S&D) and Thomas Mann (EPP).


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