EU Economic and financial affairs: Social impact of the crisis

Type: Stockshots   Reference: 86081   Duration: 00:09:05  Lieu: London, UK/ Madrid, Spain/ Rome, Italy/ Athens, Greece/Frankfurt, Germany
End production: 11/06/2013   First transmission: 11/06/2013
This infoclip illustrates: - 15M movement information stand in Madrid -Headquarters of "Pisos Embargados" in Madrid, commercial platform specialised in resellin flats embargoed by banks - NGO in Madrid helping homeless people in Madrid - Volunteers helping homeless - Social supermarket in Rome: interior with clients - Greek Parliament - Demonstration against austerity measures in Athens - Solidarity market at Tavros area in Athens, helping families in economic difficulties - Soup kitchen organised by the Church of Greece - Online platform offering affordable housing solution via flat sharing in London (Easyroommate website)

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00:00:05 15M movement information stand in Santa Ana square, Madrid, Spain. The 2011 Spanish protests, also referred to as the 15-M Movement, are a series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain whose origin can be traced to social networks and the Real democracy NOW civilian digital platform, along with more than 200 other small associations. Even though protesters form a heterogeneous and ambiguous group, they share a strong rejection of unemployment, welfare cuts, Spanish politicians, the current two-party system in Spain, as well as the current political system, capitalism, banks and bankers, political corruption and firmly support what they call basic rights: home, work, culture, health and education (6 shots) 00:00:25
00:00:30 Headquarters of « Pisos Embargados », Madrid. This commercial platform specialiases in re-selling flats which have been embargoed by banks once the families living in them could no longer repay their mortgages. They are the so-called « bank flats », which are now being sold for a much lower price than the standard market price (6 shots) 00:00:36
00:01:06 Client visiting a « bank flat » from « Pisos Embargados » in Madrid (6 shots) 00:00:26
00:01:32 « Solidarios para el Desarrollo » NGO, Madrid. This is a Spanish NGO made up of volunteers to help the most vulnerable in society. In Madrid, every evening, groups of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds walk through the streets of the city and talk to the increasing number of homeless persons since the start of the financial crisis. Their objective is to offer conversation, to listen to what these persons have to say, while offering some warm soup, coffee and biscuits. Volunteers preparing the soups and coffees to take with them (6 shots) 00:00:33
00:02:05 Sergio Garcia, volunteer, walking the streets of Madrid and meeting with two homeless persons (11 shots) 00:00:58
00:03:03 Emporio Caritas supermarket, Rome, Italy. Emporio Caritas is a medium-sized supermarket for persons and families experiencing economic difficulties. The supermarket is run by the charity Caritas and financed with the thousands of coins thrown every day by tourists into the Trevi fountain. The supermarket works with a system of points which are allocated to beneficiaries according to their specic needs (family situation and economic situation). Although basic products such as pasta, bread, oil, meat, etc.. can be obtained « for free », the price of all products is displayed in order to give the beneficiaries an idea of how much products in the real market cost. Since the start of the economic crisis, the number of persons wanting to benefit from the advantages of this supermarket keeps on increasing. Exterior views (2 shots) 00:00:20
00:03:23 Views of clients getting the products they need (20 shots) 00:01:37
00:05:00 Views of the Greek Parliament and general atmosphere in Syntagma square in Athens, Greece (4 shots) 00:00:21
00:05:21 Demonstration against austerity measures and cuts in social expenditure in the centre of Athens, 1st of May 2012 (6 shots) 00:00:37
00:05:58 Views of a cinema in Athens that was burned during street riots (6 shots) 00:00:27
00:06:25 Solidarity Market at Tavros area, Athens. This is a service of the Greek church to help families in economic difficulties. Every week, they can take for free two bags with essential products such as food items, soap and toilet paper, etc.. (8 shots) 00:00:38
00:07:03 Soup Kitchen. General views of a soup kitchen organized by the Church of Greece 365 days a year. Here, the majority of users are immigrants without any economic means (9 shots) 00:00:57
00:08:00 Young female at a cafe in London looking for affordable accomodation via the Easyroommate website (5 shots). Easyroommate is an online platform offering affordable housing solutions via flat sharing in big European capitals, such as London. 00:00:28
00:08:28 Easyroommate headquarters in London, UK. Views of the staff at work, speaking on the phone to people who are looking for affordable accomodation in London (5 shots) 00:00:20
00:08:48 Young female client visiting a flat (5 shots) 00:00:17
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