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Economy & Jobs 10-06-2013

Taking Play Seriously: Investing in Europe’s Future

On the occasion of World Play Day on 28 May, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Anna Maria Corazza Bildt hosted an event in the European Parliament entitled 'Taking play seriously: investing in Europe's future' to enhance understanding of the unique role of play in supporting children's development.
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Health 20-11-2012

Youth and Policy: A Healthy Mix?

A stakeholder workshop organized by Fondation EURACTIV to explore issues surrounding the protection of young people in the policy debate. Participants were asked to contribute to a range of ideas designed not to answer all the questions relating to youth and health policies, but to provide a blueprint for how such issues can be addressed in the future. Such issues include: Can an age be defined when a young person is no longer "vulnerable"? What is the best long-term approach: regulation and protection or education and empowerment?

Policy chief: Self-regulation by alcohol industry must be properly implemented

The chief of strategy at the European Commission's health and consumer protection directorate (DG Sanco) tells EURACTIV that the forthcoming overhaul of its alcohol strategy will probably not come before the end of the year, but it will be on the agenda of the Cypriot presidency.

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