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Center for Economic and Policy Research;
From the early 1990s through the peak of the last business cycle, relatively low U.S. unemployment rates seemed to make the United States a model for the rest of the world's economies. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other international organizations all praised the U.S. unemployment performance and urged the rest of the world's rich countries to emulate the "flexibility" of the U.S. model. However, this report shows that in the current economic crisis, the U.S. unemployment rate ranks 4th to last among the major OECD countries.
Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology;
Summarizes the history of the GM food issue in Europe, the legislation recently passed by the EU Parliament, impacts on U.S.-EU agricultural trade, and other background issues dividing the U.S. and EU on this topic.
Institute for European Environmental Policy;
Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing refers to fishing activities that do not comply with national, regional, or international fisheries conservation or management legislation or measures . IUU fishing is complex and affects many stakeholders from the individual artisanal fisher in national waters, to fishing fleets in Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and the High Seas, to fish processor and fisheries managers in developed and developing countries. Illegal fishing occurs in every ocean in the world, resulting in the loss of individual jobs and income, depletion of existing fish stocks, damage to the marine environment, and loss of state revenue . It affects activities both at sea and onshore, such as shipment, transportation, landing, importation and exportation, sale, and distribution of fish products . IUU fishing also has the potential to reduce the amount of fish available to subsistence fishers and communities who rely on fish as their staple diet. For example in Sierra Leone, fish provides approximately 65% of the protein source consumed by the under-nourished population. Thus people's livelihoods and food security may be seriously threatened by the possibility of losing access to this food source as result of IUU fishing.
European Foundation Centre (EFC);
A report produced by the EFC as a contribution to the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All. The document outlines 110 case examples of independent funders' involvement and practices in the fields of equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
Migration Policy Group;
The survey was carried out in 15 cities in 7 countries in Europe and aims to better understand how migrants evaluate themselves the migration and integration policies in Europe.
Migration Policy Group;
This issue of the Law Review provides an overview of the latest developments in European anti-discrimination law and policy, reflecting as far as possible the state of affairs as of 15 January 2012.
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law;
This feasibility study covers seven major objectives. It offers an overview of the main types of foundations in EU Member States; presents estimates of the economic scale of the European foundation sector, also in comparison with the United States; examines the main regulatory differences in the legal treatment of foundations across the EU; estimates cross-border activities as well as barriers and their economic relevance; analyses the importance and cost implications of these barriers; explores possible modalities of eliminating existing barriers; and assesses further possible effects of a European Foundation Statute.
European Foundation Centre (EFC);
This discussion paper highlights different types of institutional and working collaborations between European community foundations with public authorities. It addresses the different advantages and disadvantages of such partnerships. In addition, it intends to stimulate the debate on public-private partnerships and to highlight how the effectiveness and the impact of such partnerships can be maximised.
European Cultural Foundation;
How narratives emerge, unfold and impact across Europe today, and how they contribute to redrawing our maps of Europe.
European Multistakeholder Forum on CSR;
This collection of articles and reports documents the activities of the European Multistakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It describes standards, principles, and conventions for CSR in Europe, analyses the factors that contribute to successful CSR projects and makes recommendations for future intitiatives. It also includes summaries of four roundtables held on various CSR topics throughout a 4 year period.
European Disability Forum (EDF);
This guide is aimed at raising awareness and promoting the integration of people with disabilities in the workforce. It promotes disability mainstreaming in society as a whole and in Social Economy enterprises and organisations in particular. Cases of Social Economy enterprises and organisations are presented to illustrate how simple measures can improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities, helping gain a disability perspective in any type of enterprise.
Barrow Cadbury Trust;
This report explores the neglected topic of foundations' involvement in the creation of new organisations. In recent years much attention has been paid to venture philanthropy but there has been little focus on foundations as entrepreneurs creating new organisations and institutions.
Based on interviews across Europe, the exploratory study tells nine stories of entrepreneurial, or inventive, foundations and their creations. It explores why foundations take the big and bold step of inventing something new, the processes, considerations and challenges along the way.
The nine cases are very different in socio-political context, in purposes, and in scale. Despite these differences there are a number of common issues which all inventive foundations need to consider including how to let go while at the same time ensuring the future of their fledgling creation. The report does not tell foundations how to be inventive but rather highlights some of the issues they may wish to consider.