About: social inclusion

Future EU 27-06-2018

An EU budget to protect people in poverty or our defence and security industries?

We need an EU budget that protects people instead of investing in borders and defence industries, argue Leo Williams and Vito Telesca.
Health 23-05-2018

Raising awareness of disabilities through sporting Intégrathlon

Since 2009, the Intégrathlon has challenged preconceived ideas about disabilities with sports events organised in five towns in Seine-Saint-Denis. EURACTIV.fr went to Tremblay-en-France, one of the cities at the heart of this year’s project.
Economy & Jobs 13-02-2018

Reinvigorating Europe by investing in its people – vital role of EU budget

The EU has set itself an ambitious social agenda in the shape of the European Pillar of Social Rights, but the biggest test will be whether decision-makers will put their money where their mouths are by providing the necessary funds, writes Jana Hainsworth.
Elections 17-10-2017

The EU is not to blame for the rise of the far right

Only a few months ago, experts called it a day on the rise of the far right. The lacklustre performance of populists in France and the Netherlands was taken as evidence of their demise. But this complacency has proved to be misplaced, writes Evgeny Pudovkin.
Economy & Jobs 20-06-2017

We need to nurture the biodiversity of the labour market

Europe faces a work revolution. To survive, we need to heed the words of Charles Darwin and adapt and adjust to fit our changing environment, writes Denis Pennel.
Economy & Jobs 04-04-2017

The Presidency debate: Social inclusion

After years of austerity, confidence in Europe's capacity to care for the weakest and most disadvantaged has come under close scrutiny. The Maltese presidency pledges to lead by example advancing Europe social policy in close consultation with social partners, civil society and citizens.
31-03-2017

The Presidency: Europe’s social contract

After years of austerity, confidence in Europe's capacity to care for the weakest and most disadvantaged has come under close scrutiny. The Maltese Presidency pledges to lead by example advancing Europe social policy in close consultation with social partners, civil society and citizens.
Politics 22-03-2017

One year after the Brussels attacks: How can Europe prevent the next tragedy?

Today's anniversary of the terror attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016 provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on the challenge posed by jihadist radicalisation and the need for effective prevention policies across Europe, write Alexander Ritzmann and Andrea Frontini.
The Presidency: Malta at the helm
Digital 26-01-2017

The Presidency: Malta at the helm

It's a time of crisis, global turbulence, and economic change. It's also a time of opportunity. On the first of January, for the first time, Malta took up the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Digital 14-10-2016

Europe should put data at the service of society

Europe faces some daunting challenges – an aging population, sluggish growth, an influx of migrants and refugees – yet in the age of data-driven innovation, it also has powerful new tools to help address them, writes Nick Wallace.
Health 18-05-2016

Loneliness can cause heart disease and strokes, says study

Loneliness increases the risk of developing heart disease and suffering strokes, new research has found.
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Hearing Awareness: Professional Hearing Care Makes You Smarter and Healthier
Active ageing 21-04-2016

Hearing awareness: professional hearing care makes you smarter and healthier

Around 16% of adult Europeans experience hearing loss severe enough to have a negative impact on their daily lives.

Smart cities and urban laboratories

The Smart City World Congress provides a platform for innovators to meet with people who can implement their ideas. This year's edition is promoting projects that solve everyday problems. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.

Inclusion in German schools needs work, says study

In Germany, more and more students with and without disabilities are sharing the same classroom, according to a new study by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Nevertheless, inclusion in certain schools is being carried out poorly. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Eurostat: 80% of Europeans broadly ‘happy’ with life

Despite a bleak economic situation, almost 80% of European adults still declare themselves generally satisfied with their lives, according to fresh data published by Eurostat ahead of the International Day of Happiness.
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Digital 10-11-2014

Human Smart Cities and MyNeighbourhood

Human smart cities require a great involvement of their citizens if they are to be truly inclusive, innovative and sustainable. This calls for a new approach and vision embodied in what is being increasingly called: Human Smart Cities.
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EESC Civil Society Prize 2014

Since 2006, the EESC has been awarding the Civil Society Prize to European non-governmental associations which make a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Through the award of this prize, the Committee strives to raise awareness of the substantial contribution which civil society organisations and individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship.

Social justice index reveals ‘highly explosive situation’ in Europe

The next European Commission must step up efforts to tackle social justice in the EU, as the economic imbalance between member states intensified during the crisis, warns the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
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Health 12-09-2014

Commission: Integration, social inclusion ‘key’ in new EU sports plan

Integration and social inclusion will be “key aspects” in the new EU plan for sports, head of the European Commission Sport's Unit Yves Le Lostecque has said.
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Sports 10-09-2014

People stare at you. They make you feel different.

In this brief message, soccer player Barry Cairns talks about what it's like to be a Special Olympics athlete.

Commission wants Roma kids at school

Making sure that all Roma children go to school is a top priority for the European Commission, which presented proposals yesterday (5 April) for each EU member state to develop a national strategy for Roma integration by the end of the year.
Regional Policy 10-03-2011

Parliament calls for EU strategy on Roma inclusion

The European Parliament yesterday (9 March) threw its weight behind an EU-wide strategy to support the social inclusion of Roma communities, but the European Commission is insisting that this should mainly be seen as the responsibility of national governments.

Britain refuses to join in with EU jobs strategy

By refusing to set a national target for employment, the UK government has set itself on a collision course with the European Commission, and is threatening to undermine the 'Europe 2020' strategy for growth that was agreed last summer by the leaders of all 27 member states.

Austerity casts shadow over Citizens’ Agora

Growing fears about the negative social impacts of austerity measures being implemented across Europe dominated discussions at the Citizens' Agora, held at the European Parliament last week (27-28 January).