Thursday September 22, 2016

City Lab posted this map feature, looking at affordable housing in European cities. Avoid London and settle in Ljubljana.

According to Eurostat's 2015 Urban Europe Report, most of Europe's big city residents feel that decent housing they can afford is increasingly hard to come by.

(Source: City Lab)

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Thursday September 15, 2016

Advancing gender equality in political decision-making is a 2016 report, published by the European Union.

This study has consulted stakeholders and experts, mapped experiences and initiatives in EU Member States directed to increase and improve the participation of women in political decision making as well as to promote gender equality in politics.

(Source: European Union)

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Wednesday September 14, 2016

Surveillance and censorship: the impact of technologies on human rights is a 2015 report by the European Union.

As human lives transition online, so do human rights. The main challenge for the European Union and other actors is to transition all human rights to the digital sphere.

The report argues that the human rights-based approach can be helpful in focusing discussions about security on individuals rather than states. It provides an overview of countries and companies that pose risks to human rights in the digital sphere. It lists the most relevant international laws and standards, technical standards, business guidelines, Internet principles and policy initiatives that have been crucial in transitioning the human rights regime to the digital sphere.

It also analyzes the impact of recent EU actions related to the Internet and human rights issues. It concludes that different elements of EU strategic policy on human rights and digital policy need to be better integrated and coordinated to ensure that technologies have a positive impact on human rights.

The report concludes that EU should promote digital rights in national legislation of the 3rd countries, but also its own digital strategies.

(Source: European Union)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday Sep 14, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share