Rights and equality

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.


How widespread is anti-Roma prejudice? 

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.


Human Rights Data and Dataviz

Sunday 29 April 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

Based in New Zealand, the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) has launched its first set of data tracking the human rights performance of countries around the world.


Nationalists’ hostility over religious minorities on the rise in Europe 

Saturday 23 June 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, “2016 saw an uptick in nationalist activities around the globe”, and especially in Europe.


Attitudes on nationalism, immigration and religious minorities are closely connected

Tuesday 19 June 2018 | VoxEurop

A Pew Research Center survey has sought to gauge public opinion on Muslims and Jews, immigrants and immigration, and nationalism and national identity in 15 Western European countries.


Copyright reform: the forthcoming EU directive we'll all be worrying about in a few years time

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

On June 20, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament will vote on a proposed directive for Copyright reform. Sounds obscure? It is actually a hotly debated topic: the new directive may well shape how the internet will look like in a few years, among other things changing how linking and uploading of contents works.


Europe still digitally divided 

Friday 29 September 2017 | VoxEurop

Europeans are more and more connected to internet, but there still are huge gaps between regions and countries


Even where abortion is legal, access is not granted 

Thursday 24 May 2018 | Paola Tamma
| VoxEurop

In several European countries tough abortion laws are not necessary, as the lack of available gynecologists makes it almost impossible for women to access abortion.


LGBT rights in the Balkans: what is still missing 

Thursday 17 May 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The last annual review of ILGA-Europe praises most Balkan countries for the laws that they have introduced – but implementation is still poor and further steps are needed.


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.