The project NOPOOR analyses, among other issues, the impact of globalisation and international migration on poverty. Addressing questions such as: what is the influence of globalisation on the living conditions of the poor in less developed countries and how do different strategies of inte¬gration into world markets affect poverty at its different levels, the project seeks to understand the dynamic effects of migration and remittances on rural poverty and inequality, and to analyse to what extent migration supports local development.
Prof Shyama Ramani and Dr. Eduardo Urias from UNU-MERIT, partner in the EC funded project MNEmerge, spoke in a side event of the First Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, June 2016. In her opening speech, Prof. Ramani raised the need for a holistic “systems” approach in order to get even close to achieving the SDGs. Dr. Urias spoke about the role of science, technology and innovation in improving the acceptability, affordability and availability of drugs for pandemics.
Social sciences and humanities research projects funded under the European Union’s Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation cover several aspects relevant for the EU’s external actions and contribute to the evidence base and sound understanding of the external environment that the EU operates in, in particular when it comes to understanding the cultural complexity of the EU’s partners.
The FP 7 large scale 4 year research project bEUCitizen - Barriers towards EU Citizenship - has held its penultimate annual conference in Oviedo, Spain from 29 June to 1 July. Conference proceedings were conducted in the context and immediate aftermath of the BREXIT referendum in the UK and many discussions centred on the meaning of the negative referendum for EU Citizenship and the future of the EU in general, especially as the project is coming to fruition now and engages in narrative and scenario development. The conference attracted wider interest and the regional newspaper La NUEVA ESPANIA run a story in its 30 June edition.
Did the Panama papers reveal anything new about tax evasion that we did not already know? How does tax evasion contribute to inequalities in Europe, and does it impact women more? The EC funded research project FairTax provides some answers to these questions.
MAXCAP's latest policy brief reveals that EU institutions have coped well with the accession of a large number of new member states. Research also shows that EU accession conditionality and support have had a positive impact on the political systems and economies of candidate countries. By contrast, the EU needs to strengthen its political conditionality and revise its economic policies towards both new member states and non-candidate neighbouring countries.
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