Second Annual Convention of the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion
The clip shows three innovative examples of projects and their results on the ground, through images and testimonies of the projects’ representatives and stakeholders.
As the number of pensioners in Europe rises relative to the number of people in employment, ensuring adequate pensions on sustainable basis is a major challenge.
There is no common trend in raising inequality in Europe but some countries like Spain, the UK, Sweden, have experienced a large increase in income inequality, of the same magnitude as in the US.
This video clip looks into the challenges posed by inequalities by confronting ideas, opinions and suggestions from the public with the views of three distinguished experts.
Nature of homelessness in Europe: Whilst there have been significant improvements in recent years in some EU countries, homelessness is getting worse in others.
Actor Ethan Hawke says talent needs to be nurtured to succeed in adulthood.
With life expectancy in Europe rising and birth rates falling, how much longer can states provide proper pensions for their senior citizens? With fewer people working to support retirees, governments are encouraging their citizens to postpone taking their pensions.
The European Commission has decided to organise bi-annual Roma Summits in order to bring together high level representatives of EU institutions, national governments and civil society organisations from all over Europe.
The EU has developed a strategy to promote 'active inclusion' - adequate income support, inclusive labour markets and access to quality services.
Almost 80 million people, of whom 19 million are children, live below the poverty line in the EU.
Today in Europe, one person in six lives below the poverty threshold.
Roma have the same hopes and dreams or the future as all Europeans: for example, to have a good education and a fulfilling career and to be integrated in society.
Balancing work and a harmonious family life can be a real challenge; one where parental leave can play a crucial role.
Balancing work, family and private life is a daily challenge for millions of European men and women.
People facing poverty and social exclusion in their daily life cam from all over Europe to Brussels on 15 and 16 May to discuss their living situation with representatives of National and European Authorities.
The video looks at efforts being made to change perceptions of young and old, to help people of all ages to realise their potential and to see demographic change not as a threat but as an opportunity to fundamentally rethink of how our society functions.
Including vulnerable groups in work and education: story of people learning new skills for a new profession and disadvantaged people accessing university in projects in Sweden co-funded by the EU through the European Social Fund.
Including young people in job market: story of teenage girl and boy in training for atypical jobs (female car mechanic, male child care worker) in project in Cornwall, UK co-funded by the EU through the European Social Fund.
The clip addresses elder abuse in the EU and shows good examples of tackling poor treatment, neglect and abuse of dependent elderly and preventing similar abuse in the future.
Almost 20% of European youngsters are at risk of poverty – a higher rate than the adult population.
Today, millions of EU citizens do not have access to a basic bank account.
This report tries to look at the reasons why anti-Roma feeling has been so ingrained in so many European countries for so long and also looks at efforts being made to remedy the problem.
The European health insurance card provides proof of European citizens' entitlement to health insurance.
People experiencing poverty met in Brussels for the seventh time on 16 and 17 May 2008.
The 7th annual European Round Table, organised jointly by the European Commission and the French EU Presidency on 15-16 October 2008 gathered different actors in the field to promote dialogue on social exclusion.
Better healthcare for the Roma in Greece: story of project co-funded by the EU through the European Social Fund to provide healthcare services to the Roma.