Inequalities

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.


man staring at a large shop

How VAT hinders effective redistribution of wealth 

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

VAT is a regressive tax, putting more burden to the poor than to the rich. Indeed, VAT applies the same rate to everyone regardless of their level of wealth – but the richer you are, the lower the proportion of your revenue goes to consumption. VAT cancels out one-third of the effects of fiscal redistribution.


Fewer living at risk of poverty in Europe 

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

The proportion of people living at risk of poverty has dropped in most European countries over the last five years. But a few countries counters this trend, and large gaps remain within nations. In this report we look closer at the risk of poverty across Europe.


Inequality in France and in Europe

Wednesday 18 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Inequality Observatory is an independent French institute that compiles a large number of statistics on inequalities. 


Are the rich getting richer in Europe?

Monday 02 December 2019 | Laurent Jeanneau
| Alternatives Economiques

An overview of the distribution of wealth in Europe. What has changed from the 1980s to today?


The risk of poverty in Romania and Bulgaria is falling 

Wednesday 28 February 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Over the last decade, Bulgaria and Romania are experiencing a very significant decrease in the risk of poverty and social exclusion. The situation is improving above all in provincial towns.


Accessibility to cities

Friday 25 October 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

Accessibility to cities offers a first step toward tracking the spots where gaps in accessibility remain, and where the world can collectively address the most fundamental inequalities still experienced today.


Global wealth and income inequality

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Over the past fifteen years, thanks to a growing interest in the evolution of global wealth and income inequality, there has been a growing body of scientific literature. 


A Europe of economic regions

Friday 19 April 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

An article by Maarten Lambrechts analyses the distribution of cohesion funds that the European Union allocates according to the degree of local development. The resulting appearance of Europe is very different from the political map.