EUROPE

24 February, 2016

ACTEURS PUBLICS – ACTEURS PRIVES DE L’ACCUEIL DES JEUNES ENFANTS EN FRANCE (Frédérique Leprince)

En France, la politique familiale est une politique publique depuis longtemps. Différents acteurs nationaux et locaux, publics et privés, y contribuent, et notamment la branche famille de la sécurité sociale qui tire ses origines des caisses de compensation créées par le patronat social dès le début du XXème siècle. Au […]
24 February, 2016

SUPPORTING DEMAND FOR PERSONAL AND FAMILY CARE SERVICES (Alessandro Venturi)

Based on a careful analysis of key factors characterizing the current economic environment, this article aims to deal with the crucial topic of underinvestment in the birth rate of the Western world and its consequences on our development model, especially on welfare systems, for the purpose of finding ways and […]
24 February, 2016

CORPORATE WELFARE IN ITALY: A TIME OF ORGANIC REFLECTION (Giulia Mallone)

Corporate welfare systems usually involve four areas of intervention[1]: supplementary pensions, supplementary health care, family policies and training programs[2]. The first two, already part of employee compensation plans, have more recently included goods and services designed to strike a work-life balance and to create a better equilibrium between work and […]
28 December, 2015

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE: ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF SERVICES

On the issue of accessibility and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Europe, we recommend the report Early childhood care: Accessibility and quality of services written by Daniel Molinuevo and Daphne Ahrendt and published by Eurofound last July. The main conclusion offered by the authors is that working […]
10 December, 2015

HOUSING FIRST IN SPAIN: FROM THE STREET TO THE HOME

We invite to read this interesting article “Housing First in Spain: from the street to the home“, published by the Institute of Global Homelessness and written by Joan Uribe Vilarrodona, Director in Saint John of God, Social Services, Barcelona, and professor at the University of Barcelona and researcher on GRECS […]
25 November, 2015

EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR DISABILITY 2010 – 2020: A EUROPE WITH NO BARRIERS

“One in six people in the European Union (EU) has a disability that ranges from mild to severe making around 80 million who are often prevented from taking part fully in society and the economy because of environmental and attitudinal barriers. For people with disabilities the rate of poverty is […]
25 November, 2015

REMETTRE LE CITOYEN AU CŒUR DES POLITIQUES SOCIALES DANS UN CONTEXTE SOCIO ADMINISTRATIF COMPLEXE : L’EXEMPLE FRANÇAIS DES MAISONS DÉPARTEMENTALES DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES (Gilles Kounowski)

Pour améliorer les conditions de vie des personnes handicapées et leurs familles, des «guichets uniques » sont créés en France en 2005: les Maisons départementales des personnes handicapées (MDPH), appelées à devenir les lieux d’accueil, d’information, d’orientation et d’évaluation de leurs besoins. 1. Contexte et enjeux Pour comprendre ce processus […]
25 November, 2015

SCHOOL WITHOUT BARRIERS: EUROPE FOR AN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

The European Agency for special educational needs and educational inclusion (www.european-agency.org) is an independent organization which acts as a platform for cooperation among the 28 member countries in the field of inclusive education and special needs. It aims to improve education policies and practices for students with disabilities and special […]
25 November, 2015

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE EU

The European Commission and the High Level Group on Disability published in July 2015 the 7th report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The first chapter of the report synthesizes the information relating to the state of play on signature, ratification, reporting […]