Tag Archives: Social policies

Upward Convergence in Employment and Socioeconomic Factors

Upward convergence is a process whereby the performance of EU Member States in a given domain or range of domains is seen to improve while gaps between Member States reduce. Achieving upward convergence is of crucial importance to the EU, as the increase of disparities among Member States threatens the cohesion of the Union by …
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Free Movement: The Integration of Mobile EU citizens

The European Commission has just published a study titled “Evaluation of the Impact of the Free Movement of EU Citizens at Local level”. The study focuses on six European cities, selected by the multinational composition of their population: Barcelona, Dublin, Hamburg, Lille, Prague and Turin. The report analyzes policies regarding economic and social inclusion of …
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The Russian Federation Economy: A Review

The OECD has just published two new reports on the Russian Federation in the context of ongoing discussions on Russia’s accession to the OECD: “Review of Labour Market and Social Policies in the Russian Federation” and the latest “Economic Survey of the Russian Federation.” The reports urge theRussian Federationto further modernize its economy to meet …
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Population and Aging: Is Latin America Ready?

A new report from the World Bank’s Human Development Network warns Latin American countries to prepare for a “graying revolution”. The region’s life expectancy has jumped by 22 years over the last 50 years and its population is now dominated by working-age adults with fewer children. The report advises countries and communities to develop appropriate …
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Strengthening Migration Governance

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the International Labour Office (ILO) have published a new study on “Strengthening Migration Governance”. The report examines what has been done to establish and strengthen governance of migration across Europe, what remains to be done and ways of strengthening migration governance through international cooperation.  The …
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