Tag Archives: poverty

EPP Group: European Commission and Member States need to ensure sufficient funding to streamline digital technologies into all aspects of development policy

EPP Group believes that digitalisation and technological innovation are strong drivers of sustainable development and inclusive growth BRUSSELS, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Digitalisation is a strong driver of development. Digital technologies and capabilities are crucial for alleviating poverty by improving … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years

The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings … Read the full press release

Fundación Iberdrola received 525+ applications for Its Social Aid Programme, 46 projects will receive funding

The initiatives will be carried out in Spain within a maximum execution time of one year The recipient projects are related to the fight against poverty, social exclusion and improved quality of life The Foundation will fund up to €20,000 … Read the full press release

The European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partner to fight poverty-related diseases

Paris, 10-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have today pledged to work together to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other poverty-related diseases that together affect more than 1 billion people worldwide. The agreement, signed … Read the full press release

Johanna Hietalahti of University of Helsinki: Microcredits should not be marketed as a panacea for development

The importance of microcredits in reducing poverty among women in developing countries has been exaggerated Helsinki, 20-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — “Microcredits should not be marketed as a panacea for development. They are connected to other livelihood strategies targeting women, plus they cannot … Read the full press release

László Andor at Leuven Conference: We can restore and maintain prosperity in Europe if we invest in our human capital, from cradle to old age

Brussels, 6-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The key role of social investment for the modernisation of national welfare systems and for overcoming Europe’s employment and social crisis was underlined by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the conference … Read the full press release

Europe’s cities and regions: Commit extra €1bn from EU funds to support the citizens most in need

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Europe’s cities and regions have argued that the level of investment for a new fund dedicated to supporting citizens most in need is insufficient. The European Commission has proposed ring-fencing €2.5bn from the total EU cohesion budget … Read the full press release

Andris Piebalgs: 1,000 days to step-up our efforts towards the MDGs

Andris Piebalgs  – European Commissioner for Development  Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice ‘A New Dialogue: Putting People at the Heart of Global Development’ / Dublin, Ireland Dublin, Ireland, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, We have just under … Read the full press release