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Responsible Housing is taking over Europe

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The first European agreement on Responsible Housing between Housing providers & Tenants was launched in Brussels

Meet the 15 best European Social Innovators in Madrid

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At the Social Innovation Tournament, launched by the EIB Institute, that will take place on the 16th of October.The Tournament supports the fight against social exclusion.

Egypt, the most powerful experience of my life

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Andrea went on a volunteering internship with AIESEC: read his story.

Braille as a key to social inclusion

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The European Blind Union (EBU) has announced the winners of the Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest 2014, that aims to promote the use of Braille as a key to build people’s access to information and to their social inclusion.

Hungary Social Enterprise Day 2014

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Organized by NESst for the fourth year in a row, the Day will take place in Budapest, Hungary, on 3 October 2014.

Maternity Leave Directive: 4 years overdue, time to deliver now!

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The European Women’s Lobby, the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the EU, campaigns for a robust Maternity Leave Directive to ensure that all women in Europe have equal rights.

A new beginning for Vita in Brussels

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Today marks the official inauguration of Mundo-J, home to Vita’s new office in Brussels. Situated a few blocks away from the EU Parliament, the centre brings together over 30 organisations devoted to non-profit and sustainability

Agenda October 2014

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A Vita Europe selection of civil society events around Europe

«Bring your dreams and culture to the world and exchange them with new ones»

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Volunteering internship with AIESEC: read Simone’s story.

Bulb in Town, when crowdfunding goes local

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A new platform enabling communities to support the little businesses in their own cities or neighborhood.

Impact Journalism Day, stories that spark change

17. October 2014 - 12:26
The Day, organized by Sparknews, gathers 40 partner newspapers around the world to publish on September 20th a news supplement on positive and innovative solutions that make the world a better place. These newspapers will reach 100 million readers and impact their lives.

Social innovation day in Brussels

10. October 2014 - 12:48
The Brussels Forum Against Poverty organizes conferences and debates on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which falls on the 17th of October.

Third Sector Awards 2014 ready to kick off

6. October 2014 - 14:43
Third Sector’s annual celebration of the talent, innovation and success of nonprofit organizations, both large or small, registered charities or social enterprises, will take place in London on 18 September. More than 70 charities and social enterprises have been shortlisted in this year’s Third Sector Awards.

NEUJOBS conference: “Ageing Society in Europe and UK: Employment and Policy Challenges”

1. October 2014 - 12:41
Organized by the European Social Observatory (OSE, Brussels) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), this conference aims to discuss the consequences of ageing on employment, labour demand and supply, skills, working conditions and gender issues.

20 million people to enjoy Europe's heritage for free

30. September 2014 - 7:57
The European Heritage Days is a joint initiative managed by the European Commission and the Council of Europe. It takes place across Europe every year throughout September.

UK’s first Social Saturday

29. September 2014 - 13:38
September 13th is Social Saturday, a day to celebrate and buy from social enterprises - businesses that put people and planet first.

August 2nd shipwreck, a Syrian family: We can’t find our four children, help us.

25. September 2014 - 12:27
Amjad and Tahani Abdallah, 33 and 31 years old, have no more news of their children aged 8, 5, 3 and 1 year since the boat shipwrecked off the Lybian coast. Saved and brought to Salerno by one of Mare Nostrum ships, they now are in Milan looking for the truth: "Are they still alive? It's unbearable not knowing where they are". What follows is the agonizing report of the shipwreck. And last, but not least, the list of other missing people.

Alert: 20 Syrian children missing in shipwreck of Aug 2nd

25. September 2014 - 12:27
The boat capsizes, children torn away from their parents by the waves, official data refer to only about two deads, the others are survivors. However the numbers do not add up: “ On the 8th of August desperate parents who couldn’t find their children anymore showed up. Up until now there has been no feedback”, denounces Arci Milano professional who is trying to shed light on the case together with a growing number of people. This is what could have happened.

September 2014

22. September 2014 - 15:36
A Vita Europe selection of civil society events around Europe

Denmark to get 400 mln euros from the EU to strengthen economic growth

19. September 2014 - 12:11
The European Commission adopted on 5 August the Danish Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Social Fund in the period 2014-2020. 400 million euros in EU funds, of which over 200 from the EU budget, will go to boost national competitiveness