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16 March, 2015

ACTIVE INCLUSION OF LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED AND SOCIAL TRANSFERS RECIPIENTS – EU APPROACH (Davor Dominkus, Slovenia)

By adoption of the Lisbon strategy in 2000 EU undertook, among other tasks, very ambitious plans for eradication of poverty and social exclusion. Despite relatively favourable economic conditions, existing up to 2008, the goals were not achieved or were only partially fulfilled. Characteristic of this period is the opinion that […]
14 February, 2015

ACTIVE POLICIES FOR EQUALITY: ONCE AGAIN, THE FISHING ROD AND THE FISH (Lluís Francesc Peris Cancio and Fabián Repetto) – texto también en español-

We have heard about it a million times if we heard it once, and we all agree about it: what we really need is to teach people how to fish. However, reality is more complex and difficult than it appears at first. Actual promotion of the most disadvantaged families requires […]
1 February, 2015

CROWDFUNDING, SMES AND THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY (Lorenzo Tordelli, IILA)

Crowdfunding is a way people have to provide small amounts of money from long distances and different contexts. The Inter-American Development Bank explains that crowdfunding “is whatever kind of  fundraising that is the result of the need of financial support spread through an open call to a group of people”. […]
2 November, 2014

THESE ARE CHALLENGING TIMES (José Manuel Durão Barroso)

There is a commitment at the European Union level to take 20 million people out of poverty by 2020. Some governments argue that this is something that should be done at the national level, not at the European one. Anyhow, we were able to set the target and this was […]