EUROPE

29 October, 2015

CHANGING WELFARE IN SOUTHERN EUROPE? POLITICAL COMPETITION AND THE EVOLUTION OF MINIMUM INCOME PROTECTION IN ITALY AND SPAIN (Marcello Natili)

The lack of a minimum income scheme (Mis) has been considered one of the main features of welfare states belonging to the Southern European Model. In the last decades, Italy and Spain have experienced very different developments in this policy field. In Spain, all Autonomous Communities have introduced Mis to […]
28 October, 2015

FIRST EVALUATION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE YOUTH GUARANTEE

A report on social exclusion of young people in Europe, published on September 2015 by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND)[1], presents a first assessment of the implementation of the Youth Guarantee. Based on a research conducted in 2014, the authors[2]seek to evaluate efforts […]
25 September, 2015

MEN, WOMEN AND PENSIONS

On the issue of gender equality and pensions we present the recent report “MEN, WOMEN AND PENSIONS” by Platon Tinios, Francesca Bettio and Gianni Betti in collaboration with Thomas Georgiadis [1]. The document is divided in two parts. In the first, the authors present the basic contents for understanding and […]
25 September, 2015

EIGE: AN EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT FOR PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN EUROPE

To improve the analysis of gender policies in Europe, Recíprocamente recommends consulting the platform developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The main task of EIGE is to assist the European Institutions and the Member States to integrate the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men […]
28 July, 2015

PATERNAL LEAVE: GENDER EQUALITY ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

The exchange of good practices on the role of men in gender equality in Europe highlights the importance of paternal leave to progress in that area. The report of a seminar on this subject – that took place in Helsinki in October 2014 – presents the context of Finland, Austria […]
24 July, 2015

KEY DATA ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE: EURYDICE REPORT 2014 (Mihaela Ionescu)

The Eurydice network is a European network that supports and facilitates European cooperation in the field of lifelong learning by providing information on education systems and policies in 37 countries and by producing studies on issues common to European education systems. It consists of: 41 national units based in 37 […]
24 July, 2015

PROPOSAL FOR A QUALITY FRAMEWORK ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE IN EUROPE (Mihaela Ionescu)

The Quality Framework on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is the leading document in Europe for the discussions around the quality of ECEC systems. The European Commission through the General Directorate for Education, Audiovisual and Culture finalized the proposal in 2014, as a result of a Working Group composed […]
23 June, 2015

NOTES ON THE COORDINATION OF SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICIES IN EUROPE (Francesco Maria Chiodi)

This work presents the methods used by European countries in order to coordinate their social protection policies. The main goal of the coordination is to bring closer approaches, to install a common language and to establish a collaboration space, with the ultimate aim to encourage the greatest convergence possible between […]
23 June, 2015

INTEGRATED SOCIAL SERVICE DELIVERY : LITERATURE REVIEW AND IDENTIFICATION OF BEST PRACTICES (E.C.)

The European Commission published recently a new document promoting the integration of social services in Europe. It presents the benefits of implementing “one-stop-shops” in order to improve the coordination between unemployment policies and social service delivery. “Literature review and identification of best practices on integrated social service delivery” is part […]