Data news


Ten European countries pay egg donors anywhere from 250 to 2,000 euros 

Thursday 03 March 2022 | Ángela Bernardo
Antonio Hernández
| Civio

In addition to economic or altruistic motivation, anonymity plays a key role in egg or sperm donation, although an increasing number of countries require disclosure of donor identities.


Assisted reproduction in Hungary has a success rate of 2% 

Tuesday 15 February 2022 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Erika and her husband have tried in-vitro fertilisation four times since 2017, but after two implantations without success they had enough of the overworked Hungarian healthcare system and decided to try their luck abroad. They have never regretted their decision.


Covid-19 vaccine access for undocumented migrants: a missed opportunity for European public health 

Friday 11 February 2022 | Francesca Spinelli
| Voxeurop

A survey coordinated by Lighthouse Reports and Picum reveals that when it comes to vaccinating undocumented residents, governments have often not done enough, and sometimes nothing at all, putting the health of the general population at risk.


Covid-19 and prisons: painful closures and encouraging innovations 

Friday 04 February 2022 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

An interview with Alessio Scandurra, director of the European Prison Observatory, to understand the impact of the pandemic on European prisons, in terms of both healthcare and opportunities for inmates. 


The inequalities of the program that should unite Europe  in depth

Tuesday 01 February 2022 | María Zuil
Darío Ojeda
Ornaldo Gjergji
| El Confidencial
OBC Transeuropa

The unequal distribution and access to Erasmus grants creates a gap between students that threatens the cohesion among European regions


Multi-speed Erasmus: economic inequalities and higher education opportunities 

Monday 31 January 2022 | Darío Ojeda
María Zuil
Ornaldo Gjergji
| El Confidencial
OBC Transeuropa

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Europeans participate in the Erasmus scheme and take part in an academic and cultural exchange that goes on to influence their careers and lives. Plenty of youngsters remain partially excluded from it however.


Cybersecurity: between European coordination and national agencies 

Friday 28 January 2022 | Openpolis

European agencies play a supporting and coordinating role in European cybersecurity. However, with reference to specific EU regulations, every member state can establish its own organ to safeguard both private and national interests.


The impact of Covid-19 on prisons in Hungary 

Thursday 20 January 2022 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Football, the gym, personal visits, all came to an abrupt end in Hungarian prisons as the coronavirus outbreak hit. Since then, prisoners and relatives have taken to Skype. The lack of face-to-face meetings has been offset by the fact that the great majority of prisoners have been vaccinated.


Can we protect our data in the artificial intelligence era? 

Monday 10 January 2022 | Andrea G. Rodríguez
| El Orden Mundial

Europe wants to be a leader in tech revolutions like AI. This ambition, however, contrasts sharply with Brussels’ desire to protect the right to privacy and AI needs data to develop. A new European ruling promises to make both objectives compatible, though it does not resolve the problem. 


EU Track and Trace: the €100m failure 

Wednesday 05 January 2022 | Álvaro Merino
| El Orden Mundial

Despite European hopes being invested in the technology, contact tracing apps have only succeeded in tracking 5% of registered cases since they were introduced in the EU. The lack of public confidence in the scheme has proven to be an insurmountable hurdle.