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.
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.
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.
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.
Are policymakers doing enough to tackle fuel poverty?
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.
Although the process of Roma integration has slowed down, there are positive signs of progress.
That was the motto of the International Seminar and subsequent General Assembly of the World Movement of Christian Workers (WMCW).
Can an ambitious plan to achieve a ‘competitive, low-carbon economy’ protect the interests of those in poverty?
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.
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).