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Great Start in Life! - The Best Possible Education in the Early Years

Great Start in Life

Early childhood education and care is key for preventing the transmission of disadvantage across generations, for addressing child poverty and social exclusion, for providing Europe with skilled citizens, able to contribute to growth, innovation, justice, democracy, in line with the Europe 2020.

Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. However, European Union education and child care systems are challenged more and more by reductions in public expenditure and the increasing need to accommodate growing ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity as well as socio-economic inequalities.

 

Fighting poverty and exclusion through social investment

Fighting poverty

The fight against poverty and social exclusion is at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. With more than 120 million people in the EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion, EU leaders have pledged to bring at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion by 2020. In the aftermath of the crisis welfare states are called to address multi-level social risks while securing their financial sustainability.

This Review presents evidence from Framework Programme research projects with a view to address the challenges of poverty and social exclusion. It puts forward policy recommendations that put the emphasis on social investment and protection and pave the way for upward convergence in employment and social issues.

 

Addressing Terrorism: European Research in social sciences and the humanities in support to policies for inclusion and security

Addressing Terrorism

European societies, national governments and institutions of the European Union are currently facing an important challenge. Terrorist attacks hit France, Denmark and Belgium between 2014 and 2016, after several other deadly terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and France in previous years. This specific terrorist phenomenon is new. A newly published Policy Review takes stock of the available scientific knowledge on this new form of terrorism and suggest what more should be done to increase this knowledge.

 

Trust - European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies

Co-creating Resilient Societies

This conference report resumes the deliberations of the high-level conference entitled Trust: European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies that took place on the 29th and 30th of October 2015 at the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences in Brussels.

 

Conference Report - Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research

Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge

The Conference Report of the International Conference, Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research, organised by DG RTD and held in Brussels on the 4-5 February 2016 summarises the main discussions and conclusions of the conference, identifies immediate and long-term research needs and provides recommendations for policy making.

 

 

 

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An ever closer union among the peoples of Europe?
Scientific research in social sciences and the humanities funded by the European Commission shows that socioeconomic inequalities have generally increased in the EU over the last 20 years.

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