Society

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The SHARE survey is the first European multidisciplinary survey on the health, retirement and economic situation of people aged 50 and over. 


European Social Survey

Wednesday 12 December 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Social Survey (ESS) has been conducted every two years since 2002 in nearly 30 European countries.


What is left of the journalist's profession in Italy 

Friday 21 December 2018 | Lelio Simi
Valentina Vivona
| Altreconomia

The murders of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia and Slovak reporter Jan Kuciak have made a sensation, but after almost a year they remain unsolved. These are not exceptions: 9 out of 10 crimes committed in the world against journalists go unpunished. 


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.


Europe’s asylum system under great pressure  in depth

Friday 09 November 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The Dublin Regulation – the asylum system of Europe – has been put under a great deal of pressure mainly because of the vast majority of arrivals that have been currently registered in a very few member states.


What’s holding back the fight against gender-based violence? 

Friday 07 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance.


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.


Criminal offenses decreasing in Germany 

Saturday 24 November 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

2017 was the year Germany recorded the lowest number of criminal offences since 1992. 


Fighting Poverty, an increasingly uphill battle in Europe 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Astrid Gruyelle
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Social model is pretty much on its last leg. Over the last few years, social transfers granted by the member states of the European Union are increasingly losing their ability to reduce poverty.


Better data can prevent violence against women  in depth

Wednesday 21 November 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

Lack of standardisation in reporting and cultural differences between Northern and Eastern European countries complicate efforts towards an effective response against gender-based violence.