Οι ειδήσεις, οι εκδηλώσεις και τα άρθρα μπορεί να διατίθενται μόνον στα αγγλικά, τα γαλλικά και τα γερμανικά.
Modernising and activating measures relating to work incapacity (Spain)
As Spain embarks on a review of some of its social security policies, the issue of social protection for people suffering from sickness or disability has emerged as an important theme.
Federal Foundation Mother and Child for pregnant women in emergency situations (Germany)
The aim of the Federal Foundation is to prevent pregnant women with low incomes or in households where they are the main breadwinner from falling into poverty during pregnancy and/or following the birth of a child.
Measuring the impact of active inclusion and other policies to combat poverty and social exclusion (France)
In 2007, the French authorities established a scoreboard to assess progress towards the national target of reducing poverty by one third by 2012.
Counting the homeless - improving the basis for planning assistance (Austria)
Homelessness is perhaps the most acute expression of poverty and the European Parliament has called for an end to `street homelessness' in the EU by 2015.
Developing well-targeted tools for the active inclusion of vulnerable people (Norway)
A new programme for supporting the integration of people with reduced working capacity into the labour market was set up in 2007 as part of Norway's Plan of Action against poverty.
The City Strategy for tackling unemployment and child poverty (United Kingdom)
The City Strategy aims to improve support to the jobless, in the most disadvantaged communities across the UK, through a bottom-up approach that devolves more decision and funding powers to the local level.
Ensuring a functioning healthcare system in regions with declining and ageing populations (Germany)
With its particularly sparse and ageing population, the federal Land of Brandenburg is facing acute pressure on its healthcare system.
Integrated programme for the social inclusion of Roma (Greece)
The Roma population in Greece faces acute social exclusion that can only be solved through organised long-term inclusion policies covering all the various aspects involved.
Alzheimer's and other related diseases: coping with behavioural disorders in the patient's home (France)
Caring for people with Alzheimer's disease is a difficult task for all those involved, whether they are professional carers or informal ones, such as family members, neighbours or friends, etc.
Combining choice, quality and equity in social services (Denmark)
Several EU Member States have introduced innovations in the provision of social services in recent years, motivated by a number of reasons, not least in order to provide a wider range of choice to recipients, to help ensure quality and to contain costs, while at the same time maintaining equality of access to the services concerned. Accordingly, they have experimented with giving final consumers more say over the services they receive and the form in which they are delivered, in particular, through `personal budget' schemes under which users of services can choose how to spend the money allocated to them, or through voucher schemes, which are similar in kind. Both have the effect of introducing market mechanisms into the provision of social services, of linking supply more closely with demand and of introducing competition between providers, so giving them an incentive to maintain quality and to keep costs down.