18 November 2008, by Eurostat
According to a report published by Eurostat, based on the results of the 2007 Labour Force Survey, in the EU27 between 2000 and 2007 employment rates both for men and women increased and the gender gap in employment decreased. Both in 2000 and in 2007 in all Member States the employment rate for men was higher than for women. Between 2000 and 2007 the gender gap in employment decreased in nineteen Member states and increased in eight Member States.
10 November 2008, by European Commission
This report on financial exclusion addresses questions such as the levels, causes and consequences of financial exclusion, who are those who are mostly exposed to financial exclusion and it formulates policy recommendations on the promotion of financial inclusion. Financial exclusion is very much linked to social exclusion.
10 November 2008, by Ahlers Elke,
Oez Fikret ,
The discussion paper examines the social effects of globalisation. AEG and Continental are just two recent examples for companies that work profitably at their German locations, though production lines are being closed in Germany and moved to cheaper locations abroad.
10 November 2008, by Tangian Andranik
The Fourth European Working Conditions Survey (European Foundation 2007) is used to investigate the readiness of Europe to flexicurity labour market reforms proposed by the European Commission. For this purpose, composite indicators of flexibility, precariousness and decentness of work are constructed with the OECD and the scientifical institute of the german unions HBS (Hans Boeckler Stiftung).
3 November 2008, by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Following the request of the French Presidency, FRA presented an opinion on the Commission’s proposal for a Council framework decision on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for law enforcement purposes. This opinion provides an overview of relevant fundamental rights issues focusing on the right to respect of private life, the right to data protection and the prohibition of discrimination.
31 October 2008, by OSCE
According to the Council of Europe report, diversity should not be perceived as a threat but as a source of enrichement, but it can only succeed it is based on social cohesion and human rights.
30 October 2008, by OSCE
The document relates the view epressed by european Imams and Ministers who met in Vienna in 2006, and that was expressed at a OSCE conference in Cordoba in 2007.
27 October 2008, by European Council
«Despite some steps in the right direction, obstacles to the effective implementation of human rights standards remain in Serbia», says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, completing a high-level official visit to the Republic of Serbia. Other than Belgrade, the Commissioner visited the Sandzak-Raska region, the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Kovin, Pozarevac and Southern Serbia.
20 October 2008, by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
The European Court of Human Rights judged that there has been discrimination against Roma children in education in a region near Athens. It ruled that the conditions of school enrolment for Roma children and their placement in special preparatory classes because of their Roma origin – in an annex to the main school building – constituted discrimination.
20 October 2008, by European Commission
On the eve of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, ministers from around the EU are holding a high-level meeting dedicated to fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion. 2010 will be the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion and today’s meeting in Marseille, France, marks the kick-off for preparations across Europe. NGOs, local authorities and everyone working against exclusion are invited to participate in the campaign. The initiative will have a budget of at least €26 million, including €17 million of EU funding.
15 October 2008, by European Presidency
16% of the European population lives below the poverty risk threshold. In this context, the seventh European Round Table on poverty and social exclusion aims to bring together all the actors in the field to develop specific proposals to combat poverty and exclusion.
15 October 2008, by European Commission
The European Commission has today put forward a set of common principles to help guide EU countries in their strategies to tackle poverty. The Recommendation is based around three key aspects: adequate income support, inclusive labour markets and access to quality services. National governments will be encouraged to refer to these common principles and define policies for ’active inclusion’ on this basis so as to step up the fight against exclusion from society and from the labour market.
14. Oktober 2008, von Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Berlin
The study shows a growing proportion of non-standard jobs in both parts of Germany. Although the various types of precarious labour are different in each part of the german society, both eastern and western average rates rise yet up to 29%.
8 octobre 2008, par Chauvin Pierre,
The commentary, based on data of the french statistical Office Insee, underlines the inequal situation of several professional groups concerning health and life expectancy. In France, the everage expectancy among industrial workers is 6,5 years lower than those of highly qualified employees. The ineqaulity is even worse concerning women. The authors also resume other statisticla aspects, such as working accidents, which show the same discrepancy.
7 October 2008, by Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions,
European Grassroots Organization,
Policy Center for Roma and Minorities
In the context of the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee visit to Italy and ongoing assessment of Italy matters by the European Commission, four organisations today provided the attached memoranda to European Parliamentarians and the team of Commissioner Barrot respectively.
6 octobre 2008, par Acosta Maria,
Cals Marta ,
Fernández Bessa Cristina,
Masso (di) Andrés,
The reaction of several municipal authorities to the fear of crime, anti-social behaviour and the resulting City-dwellers’ intolerance is to produce legal instruments to deal with « incivilities » and to promote peaceful coexistence in the city. In the case of Barcelona, this instrument is the so called « Good Citizen’s Charter of Barcelona », which came into effect on 15th January, 2006. After one year of enforcement we have evaluated the consequences of the implementation of this by-law.
23 September 2008, by Ceris
The paper examines the canadian situation, defined by several catagories, such as temporary immigrants, refugees and visitors, and it tries to show the irregular and illegal aspects of these migration phenomena, produced by the State policy.
23 September 2008, by Denstedt Mark James
The Master diploma (Queens University of Ontario) shows how restaurant work demonstrates a range of precarious forms of employement and reveals the complexity of issues that such jobs raise in the frame of a flexible labour market and its submarkets. The research underlines the strong impact of the new forms on the lived experience of workers.
23 September 2008, by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
On 19 September FRA, the Committee of the Regions and Reggio Emilia held a seminar on Multi-level protection of fundamental rights in the EU in Reggio Emilia
23 September 2008, by Bajec Jurij,
This study forms part of a series of studies on social protection and social inclusion in the countries of Western Balkans prepared with the aim to inform the process of the accession perspective of these countries to the European Union.