COMMON CHALLENGES LAC-EU

13 May, 2015

SOCIAL ECONOMY AND THE CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The working group of the United Nations for Social Economy – framed within the UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) – published a paper on the Social Economy (SE) and its implications on sustainable development. The document expresses concern regarding the insufficient attention paid to the role of […]
17 April, 2015

A THOUSAND WAYS OF GROWING OLD (Lluís Francesc Peris Cancio)

We all grow old. Time is given to everyone alike, but not all of us live the passage of time in the same way. Some show it more than others do but, inexorably, we all evolve. We do not altogether stop being what we have been so far, but we […]
2 April, 2015
A small domestic style kitchen in a care unit in Sweden

Care of older people in Europe: can we learn from past mistakes? (by Robin Currie)

Governments across the world face challenges on how bestto respond to the demographic change of an increase in numbers as well as the proportion of older people in their populations. What is happening in care services for frail older people in European countries and are there lessons that can steer […]
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”. […]
14 January, 2015

DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE EU SOCIAL PROTECTION COMMITTEE AND THE COORDINATOR MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ECUADOR

Interview to Thomas Dominique and Cecilia Vaca Jones during the Biregional Seminar in Naples (Italy) in November 2014. They dialogue with Reciprocamente about the realities that most currently influence the development of policies for social inclusion, both in Latin America and in Europe, and in particular on the labor market, […]