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From Norway to Ireland by SMS 21/12/2010

From Norway to Ireland by SMS

Unemployment rates among recent secondary school and university graduates have risen throughout Europe, with Norway not immune to the trend. Youth between the ages of 18 and 25 are particularly likely to finding themselves outside of the workforce and, as Norwegian EURES Adviser Melanie Hill found, changing their situation for the better is sometimes a question of meeting them on common ground.

Helping Europe cope with restructuring 26/11/2010

Helping Europe cope with restructuring

From time to time most companies will have to restructure their affairs to deal with challenges such as globalisation, business mergers, the introduction of new technologies, or problems caused by economic recession.

Germany: Total E-Quality Label 01/09/2010

Germany: Total E-Quality Label

Almost three quarters of leadership positions in Germany are filled by men. One reason for this is the difficulty many women face in reconciling family life with a career.

Sweden: The Golden Dummy Prize 01/09/2010

Sweden: The Golden Dummy Prize

Parents in Sweden are entitled to a combined total of 480 days’ of parental leave. But as Shadé Jalali, Equality Specialist at the trade union Unionen explains, “it is mostly women who take advantage of it. And therefore it is mostly women that lose out in their career, that take pay cuts, while their husbands progress up the career ladder.”

Freedom of movement – every European’s right 04/08/2010

Freedom of movement – every European’s right

Every European Union citizen has the right to live and work in another Member State.

New economic strategy goes for growth – and inclusion 02/07/2010

New economic strategy goes for growth – and inclusion

With Europe tentatively emerging from the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, the EU has adopted a new strategy that promises to deliver high levels of employment and productivity while addressing key social issues such as poverty and exclusion.

The continuing fight for gender equality 28/06/2010

The continuing fight for gender equality

Equality between men and women is regarded as a fundamental right by the European Union.

Granton Youth Centre (UK) 22/06/2010

Granton Youth Centre (UK)

The Granton Youth Centre (GYC) provides community based support for young people in the British city of Edinburgh.

22/06/2010

"Roccafranca House": a social and cultural centre which facilitates relations between the generations

The "Cascina Roccafranca" (Roccafranca House), better known as the "Everyday life house", was built on the ruins of a 17th century rural structure with financial support from the European Urban II fund (7.3 million euros).

Czech Republic: “Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities” contest 18/06/2010

Czech Republic: “Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities” contest

Since 2004, Gender studies, a Czech NGO that promotes equal opportunities in the labour market, has been organising a yearly ‘‘Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities’ contest. The competition seeks to motivate employers to implement effective equal opportunities programmes and policies for both women and men. The scheme receives financial support from the European Union and the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

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