Editorial

The EU of equal opportunities: from scientific breakthroughs to economic governance – an EU that owes a lot to its female leaders. Is the EU really closing the gap?

In a European Union in which two of the apex governance positions are currently held by female leaders – namely the Presidency of the European Commission of Ursula von der Leyen and the Presidency of the European Central Bank of Christine Lagarde – the gullible eye could be led into thinking that equality of opportunities […]

Economy

Women’s everlasting fight for equality: the economic implications

Estimated time of reading: ~ 4 minutes The number of women seeking employment has increased significantly during the last decades. Even though women have equal rights, women are still treated as second-class citizens. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) survey, women will reach equal economic rights to men in 257 years. The report measured […]

Energy

Climate and human health: a common destiny

Estimated time of reading: ~ 5 minutes Floods, heat and disease: The health impacts of climate change are already there. Making the connection between the planet’s health and our own could drive climate action, say experts. “Health has been the great absentee and now it is the great present,” Maria Neira, director of the World […]

External Relations

The EU and the climate diplomacy: what challenges for COP26

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes From October 31st to November 12th, journalists and analysts believe that the two partners UK and Italy, will host the world’s last chance to finally get climate change under control. Indeed, the COP26 in Glasgow will be the culmination of the work done by the UK Presidency and […]

Employment and Social Affairs

Extreme right raising in France could be enough to win 2022 election?

Estimated time of reading: ~ 5 minutes Less than six months ahead of France’s April 2022 presidential elections, the three major left-wing candidates are flagging in polls amid a possible shift to the right among the French electorate. Socialist Party candidate Anne Hidalgo is at just around 5 percent of voting intentions, according to Politico’s polling. Paris Mayor […]

EU funding opportunities

European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award 2023

Estimated time of reading: ~ 1 minute The Secretary-General of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) invites EU territories to submit their applications for the 2023 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award. The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award is an initiative of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) that identifies and […]

Migrations

The burning dilemma of gender in migration

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes A study issued by the ODI reports that women and girls are more vulnerable to violence and abuse when they are uprooted from their homes, especially if they are not accompanied by male relatives. Human trafficking may also become more prevalent. Women may struggle with the additional demands […]

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