Category: World

EU funds for inclusive growth in Italy

The Commission adopted today the 2014-2020 National Operational Programme "Legalità", worth over €377.6 million, with €283 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund. The programme will promote a more modern and transparent public administration and foster social inclusion for legal migrants, [...] Lire la suite

Successful integration in a Nordic country

Nasima Razmyar was born in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, in 1984. Her father worked as a diplomat, and the family followed him to Moscow. During the unrest in Afghanistan in 1992, the family came to Finland as refugees. In Finland, Razmyar has pursued her dreams with great determination. For Finland’s Equality Day [...] Lire la suite

Fighting addiction and social exclusion

ALIAT, a Romanian NGO focused on addiction treatment and prevention, has opened “Café Therapy” – an alcohol-free and non-smoking coffee bar that employs people from disadvantage groups and sells products made in other social enterprises.  In addition to serving food and beverages, the café will host events and [...] Lire la suite

Social Solidarity Economy at the UN summit

Social Solidarity Economy will be attending the UN summit in New York, from september 21st to sept.23rd, for the adoption of sustainable development goals ! On the occasion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit to be held on 25-27 September in New York, Madani Koumare, President of the National Network [...] Lire la suite

ESF and National Lottery against poverty

The European Social Fund and the UK National Lottery have pledged GBP 14 million (EUR 19.7 million) to tackle poverty and unemployment in the city of Leicester and the surrounding county. The funds will support grassroots projects that address issues such as lack of literacy and computer skills, build people’s confidence [...] Lire la suite

Finland : the world for enjoying one’s autumn years.

Finns live in one of the best countries in the world for enjoying one’s autumn years. Finland has been ranked 14th in the GlobalAge Index 2015 while France is 16th! Compiled by NGO HelpAge International, the index surveyed the social and economic wellbeing of older people across 96 countries. Four key areas were analysed in order to determine [...] Lire la suite

Launch of ‘New Era’ for Global Partnership

Time for global action at the Addis Ababa conference : Secretary-General Hails Launch of ‘New Era’ for Global Partnership as General Assembly Endorses Framework for Development Financing The General Assembly today adopted a resolution endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of [...] Lire la suite

The co-operative disadvantage in UK

Why the movement needs a level playing field... Who would voluntarily choose to be a co-operative or a community benefit society? Or – to put the same question in a slightly different way – who would choose to register a new co-operative business or a new organisation aiming to help its local community under the Co-operative and [...] Lire la suite

Finland : Education, a key to success

A great deal of international attention has been attracted by the repeated success of Finnish 15-year-old pupils and their level of ability as measured in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) studies organised by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). "Teaching is based on support, participation and [...] Lire la suite

Commission signs stability support to Greece

The European Commission signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme late on 19 August and assesses its social impact. The European Commission signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme late on 19 August. The European Stability Mechanism [...] Lire la suite