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By Katie Davey Dalsgaard, Brussels Liaison Officer, VSO. In New York on Monday last week President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf from Liberia addressed a high profile gathering of women about the prospects of achieving gender equality saying, “We still have a long way to go……It is a time to recalibrate the global agenda.” For almost 60 years,… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild Secretary General. A mother from Bulgaria addressed Members of the European Parliament on 10th December to share her experience of the pressure put on parents to abandon children with disabilities into institutions. By bringing this testimony, the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign hopes to illustrate everything that is… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Jallow Momodou, Vice-Chair of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and Chair of the Pan African Movement for Justice in Sweden. ‘Numbers count’ is a statement we often hear, especially when speaking of democratic weight and power as a means to influence a group’s socio-economic conditions. So far, however, people of African… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Alfio Cerami, author and former international consultant for Unicef. During the last two decades, the social policy approach of the European Union (EU) has witnessed significant changes. This has primarily included a major shift: from social policies of inclusion seen as a mere outcome of economic development to factors contributing themselves to… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Lucio Laccarino, Optima Erasmus Advisor, on the left. Optima Erasmus is a new model of governance, in which private companies provide resources of their own and invest in the European integration. The investment is material, because we are dealing with an italian company that is able to finance special bursaries for Erasmus… » read more

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By an intern In times of high unemployment and economic crisis any opportunity to work is a precious one. An internship in Brussels is a great chance to develop practical skills and to gain work experience, and many of us interns here in Brussels greatly appreciate the efforts taken by all authorities involved in the… » read more

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