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A Citizen’s Debate by APF France Handicap: Proposals for social protection to meet the challenges of tomorrow

A Citizen’s Debate by APF France Handicap: Proposals for social protection to meet the challenges of tomorrow

Last October, APF France handicap has launched a Citizens’ Debate on social protection. Through this initiative, the association wanted to experiment with a new form of democracy based on deliberation. They have recently published the result of this work in a citizen's opinion entitled "Social protection and solidarity: what social model for tomorrow?".

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OECD Report on Evolving Families in Spain

OECD Report on Evolving Families in Spain

Spanish society values families and family life highly, but the way that families look and live has been changing drastically over the past decades. From being one of the countries with the highest fertility rates in Europe, Spain now has the lowest rate in the region and the legalisation of divorce and social acceptance of co-habitation has led to a decline in the traditional nuclear family model.

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Reframing Welfare Index: Can new tools and approaches help us deliver shared prosperity?

Reframing Welfare Index: Can new tools and approaches help us deliver shared prosperity?

Designing welfare policies requires a deep understanding of complex social and economic phenomena. Phenomena that are often hard to be fully captured by conventional economic models and metrics such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Thus, over the last years, the academic community has tried to address this issue through the development of a beyond-GDP agenda.

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UNAPEI calls on French presidential candidates to commit to concrete disability policies    

UNAPEI calls on French presidential candidates to commit to concrete disability policies    

As the French presidential elections are ongoing and in the run-up to the legislative elections of 2022, COFACE's member Unapei and its network want to see concrete actions for the rights of persons with disabilities reflected in the candidate’s campaign. They are mobilising and challenging the candidates through a plea made up of several demands.  

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Youth becoming digital citizens

Youth becoming digital citizens

One of the focus areas of the DigiGen project aims to address the following question: What are the socio-economic, gendered, and political culture-related issues influencing the digital political engagement of young people? This report offers insights and comparative analysis of the stories young people produced during the digital storytelling workshops in the three countries.

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Upcoming webinars on the Consumer Credit Directive and Financial Inclusion in Europe

Upcoming webinars on the Consumer Credit Directive and Financial Inclusion in Europe

In April, Financial Inclusion Europe is organising multiple national webinar events which will discuss the proposals on the Consumer Credit Directive. Key stakeholders from France, Italy, and Germany will exchange on the CCD proposal and its capacity to improve the national consumer credit market to make it safer, fairer, and inclusive. 

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