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. 


EU smart cities join the data boom 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Many European cities did not wait for central governments’ green light to take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and big data to improve governance and their citizens’ lives. A closer look at Utrecht and Santander shows how smart cities can play a role model.


2008 crisis is still affecting social programs 

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

Since 2007, spending on social programs within the EU has shown large contrasts, particularly between East and West. Repercussions of the 2008 crisis are clearly visible, as are policy changes in some countries.


“Reverse 112”, a new public alarm system for the EU

Thursday 29 November 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In the event of of natural disaster or major emergency, authorities can send alerts or guidance to the population concerned, using the geolocation systems available on all smartphones. 


The European electorate as seen through the lenses of nostalgia 

Wednesday 19 December 2018 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to a new Bertelsmann report, “nostalgia” can be framed as a political tool to expand electoral bases. But how does the European geography of nostalgia look like? And how do political views of nostalgic and non-nostalgic persons differ?


Why integration is stalling 

Saturday 19 January 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

Jobs, housing, education, equality: these are what allow the integration of immigrants in Europe. But the process is often compromised by its numerous flaws, the OECD notes in a recent report. And France is at the bottom of the class.


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.


‘We want to help cities to become interoperable’ 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Martin Brynskov, chairman of the board of Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC), explains how data management fuels local governance solutions and citizen-centric services.


Eastern Europe: poverty and the countryside

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

In contrast with other parts of the continent, life in rural areas in Eastern Europe is synonymous with poverty. The problem should be tackled during the current debate on the reform of the common agricultural policy, with particular emphasis on young people.


International Social Survey Program

Thursday 13 December 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The International Social Survey Program is conducted in more than 40 countries around the world and is the subject of numerous research publications.