Rights and equality

Why are there relatively fewer suicides in prison in the Balkans than elsewhere in Europe? 

Monday 14 May 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The suicide rate in Balkan prisons is low compared to the rest of Europe, in part because of the different composition of the prison population.


Citizens' rights: where EU and UK differ  in depth

Thursday 31 August 2017 | Eszter Zalan
| EUobserver

The rights of EU citizens living in the UK and those of the UK nationals living in EU countries is a key issue of the Brexit negotiations


Women on the boards of directors (Eige)

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Institute for Gender Equality (Eige) collects and harmonises data on managers and board members at the European level.


Where does Europe stand on LGBTI rights? 

Saturday 15 June 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

Thirty-three countries out of 49 in Europe have not legalised same-sex marriage. Most Central and Eastern Europeans oppose same-sex marriage whereas most Western Europeans favour it.


The gender gap at EU elections 

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

Women across Europe don't tend to vote as much in European elections, compared with men. That fact poses questions on the growing gender gap in both politics and representation in the European Parliament.


Women in Power 

Friday 08 March 2019 | Milena Hassenkamp
Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

Sweden does it without a law, France does it with one. The proportion of women in European parliaments and cabinets is determined by a number of different factors. A comparison.


Investigate Europe

Sweatshops on wheels

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

To observe the working conditions of truck drivers in Europe makes it possible to notice some crucial limits of the current state of European integration.


Parenting in Europe: who’s staying at home with the kids?  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Laura Filios
| OBC Transeuropa

Too many fathers delegating childcare to their partner; mothers staying too long outside the workforce; an uneven range of rights and guarantees: how and why parental leave is changing in Europe.


Croatia, where the streets have no (women's) names 

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Ana Kuzmanić
Ivana Perić
| H-Alter

The visualisations of urban public space are an important part of the process of creating collective memory and imagining (a different) future. In the toponymy of Croatian cities there is almost no trace of women. In 55 out of the 64 cities included in our analysis, the percentage of streets named after women is lower than 5 percent.


How widespread is anti-Roma prejudice?  in depth

Thursday 02 August 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

The controversial eviction of a camping near Rome has once again brought attention to the Roma presence in Italy, which remains small in proportion to many European countries but is nevertheless the target of intense discrimination.