social inequalities

02 Jun: A Union of Equality, but not in times of a pandemic.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

Europe should not only be considering how to prevent future pandemics – there will for sure be more as warfare changes from weapons to biological and psychological warfare – but it must also ensure it has the right policies , and people, in place to deal effectively with any future crises. Discussion on public policy solutions to future-proof such incidents must take place now and with the full participation and cooperation of European civil society. We are all in this together. 

One reason to plan ahead is that in this …

01 Jun: Institutional racism – Europe’s Roma suffer the most.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

Europe’s Black Lives Matter protests against racial profiling and race-based police violence (ENAR2020), and the impact of the pandemic particularly on the socially excluded, forced the European Commission for the first time to state that the existence of structural racism needs to be acknowledged. 

Despite all the anti-discrimination legislation laid out across the European Union, one group of European citizens are persecuted repeatedly inside the Union. The Roma** are Europe’s largest ethnic minority with 10 to 12 million Roma in Europe, of which 6 million are citizens of an EU …