With the whistle blown on Facebook, Congress must allocate ownership of personal data to the person—not the platform—to allow competitive providers to emerge.
There was a time when education and training were for life. But amid today’s social transformations only lifelong learning will do.
As workers’ representatives face the challenges of digitalised work and fragmented workforces, a ‘University of Labour’ in Germany offers support.
‘We don’t want to decapitate the tall poppies,’ said Boris Johnson in July. Yet for Kate Pickett his ‘levelling up’ ambitions will necessitate flattening the whole social gradient.
The cause of the precariat isn’t helped by fuzzy thinking about who and what it is.
As the 65th anniversary of the Marcinelle mining disaster looms, has Europe forgotten its lesson, of social solidarity amid diversity?
Can the Conference on the Future of Europe be a turning point from a mere economic union to one of social rights?
A vibrant civil society is essential to the foundations of democracy—a lesson especially important when those seem under siege.
The centrality of market mechanisms to the European Commission’s climate package poses big questions as to its effectiveness and distributional impact.
The huge toll of Covid-19 on mental health highlights the need for public investment to tackle the vast reservoir of distress.
After privatisation and austerity, long-term care needs to be restored to resilience and readiness for an ageing population.
Kate Pickett argues the pandemic has not only massively affected public health but compounded the unhealthy effects of years of job insecurity.
Strong public administrations and well-funded public services are needed to ‘build back better’ after the pandemic.
In these authoritarian times, defending and re-empowering public services is also defending democracy.
The adoption of the European Child Guarantee is a big step forward. It will take another, however, to end institutional care.
The European Commission’s Green Paper on Ageing has a blindspot—elder abuse.
The concerns of health and care workers go well beyond the pandemic and pay, touching on their human dignity.
‘Surveillance capitalism’ is increasingly threatening workers’ collective action and the human right to public protest.
‘Housing first’ has become good practice in ending homelessness, in various European countries, especially for those with complex needs.
One of the unwitting effects of the crisis has been to remake the case for dialogue between social partners to solve major problems.
Welfare states are having to run harder to stand still. They need to act in mutual support to win the race against inequality and poverty.