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Impact of the crisis on civil society organisations in the EU – Risks and opportunities

State of the Civil Society and how Civil Society Organisations have been affected by the Financial Crisis Last month 250 civil society representatives gathered in Brussels to seek ways in which the young and old in Europe could gain better … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #12 Conclusion

Poverty evolution in Flanders 12.     Conclusion The Flemish poverty risk percentage (12%) lay in 2009 clearly lower than the EU27-average (16%).  Flanders gets a 5° place with that in the EU27. That has been signalled better than the years before … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #8 Work

Poverty evolution in Flanders 8.     Work Work-related factors were the principal explanations given as to why people were poor or excluded from society, the three main reasons being long-term unemployment (35 % of respondents giving it as one of up … Continue reading

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Securing risks

Geopolitical crises like the Asian meltdown and 9/11 became defined risk in the public consciousness (being ‘staged in the mass media’) and have repopularised scenario planning and threat assessments as pragmatic futures methodologies. International risk management has become a lucrative … Continue reading

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A risk taking society

In my previous Dutch postings I talked about our society taking certain risks. Not only teenagers get an information overload and seem to be hard-wired to take risks. Today’s teens are “stressed out” but also a lot of adults get … Continue reading

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