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Gender inequality and the care economy: time for a change

By Robert Sweeney / 4 November, 2020

The distribution of both paid and unpaid care work in society is probably the single, largest factor affecting economic inequalities between men and women. Because they provide the overwhelming amount of unpaid care, women have often been excluded from the economic, political and cultural life. And, while the professionalisation of […]

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The cross-border care labour market in Central Europe: a myth of an egalitarian and integrated Europe

By Petra Ezzeddine / 4 November, 2020

The care crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has shed light on the everyday functioning of live-in care migration from Central and Eastern Europe. It presupposes the transnational lives of migrant care workers, but paradoxically also denies them at the same time. Germany and Austria are among the countries with […]

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EU Roma Framework: listening first! The post 2020 EU Roma policy: how to avoid future failures

By Iulius Rostas / 23 July, 2020

The current EU Roma Framework runs out this year – but despite almost a decade of policy activity, not much improvement has materialised.

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Who are the Roma? European Roma policy and definitions

By Elena Marushiakova / 23 July, 2020

The lack of a consistent definition raises the question if European Roma policy is doomed to failure, as its target is not clearly defined.

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The EU Roma policy – Backgrounds and functioning

By Martin Kovats / 23 July, 2020

The EU’s direct involvement with policy specifically directed towards Roma was a response to change political conditions arising from eastward enlargement.

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Roma Integration: civic equality or ethnic empowerment?

By Martin Kovats / 23 July, 2020

By imagining Roma as a distinct and coherent transnational ethnic minority and policy object, the EU at risk of becoming the stepmother country of an orphan people.

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With the groan of a man, George Floyd, humanity shivers with racism, so does Europe

By Cécile Kashetu Kyenge / 29 June, 2020

To overcome racism, democracy needs to be completed, with a guaranteed and equal access to freedom, justice, and equality – Progressives have a role go play here.

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Black Lives Matter: a new moment for transformation

By Neera Tanden / 18 June, 2020

The US elections in November are a chance to make that change happen and to remove the most racially divisive president in the last century from office.

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Women’s and LGBTQ+ rights: authoritarian’s ugly face revealed during Covid19

By Caroline Hickson / 3 June, 2020

Europeans need to fight two viruses, simultaneously and equally vehemently: the new coronavirus, and the political virus which is attacking our fundamental rights and our democracies.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

By Laust Høgedahl / 19 May, 2020

Wage settlement in the Nordic countries is based on sensitive compromises and negotiations between employers and employees with very little intervention from politicians.

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