Europe is experiencing an economic recovery but many new jobs do not lift people out of poverty

By Christian Nielsen, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) The latest forecasts tell a story of economic recovery. Europe is emerging out of a decade-long slump that nearly crippled a handful of countries and hampered employment and growth numbers in the rest. People are working again, industry is growing and business confidence is up, except perhaps in […]

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Italy – Fifth advocacy meeting for Salesian organizations

By Ángel Gudiña Canicoba, Don Bosco Network (DBN) On 26 February, the federation of Salesian development NGOs – Don Bosco Network (DBN) – organized the 5th advocacy meeting for Salesian organizations in Rome, supported by Don Bosco International (DBI). The participants included over 20 representatives of Salesian organisations, including General Councillors for Missions and Youth […]

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Report: European stakeholders provide their views on making the future EU budget more sustainable – but is the European Commission listening?

By Klára Hajdu, CEEweb for Biodiversity Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger has been touring the Member States in the last months to debate the future of the EU budget post 2020. He also says he has listened to the views of stakeholders during citizens’ dialogues. However, the debate has focussed on the new priorities from the […]

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Civil society vital to scrutinize governments’ progress on SDGs: NGOs develop new engagement mechanism for UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

By Patrizia Heidegger, EEB When governments from across Europe gathered in Geneva on 1 and 2 March to exchange about how they are progressing on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), civil society was ready to scrutinize their performance. This year’s Regional Forum for Sustainable Development for the UNECE (RFSD) – shorthand […]

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