Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field by means of micro-simulation models
Since July 2013, the SORESI micro-simulation model has been helping Austria’s policy-makers assess the likely impact of proposed policy reforms on the country’s most vulnerable social groups. This...
Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing
Like most of Europe, Slovenia faces rapid population ageing. This places huge strain on long-term care (LTC) in particular, and the country has no unified system for providing it. To address this...
Peer Review in Poland: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level
The Active Ageing Index (AAI) focuses on the untapped potential of older people, measuring their independence and participation in paid employment and social activities. In 2013, in a unique move,...
Hospitals ignore HIQA on public meetings
The five major Dublin public voluntary hospitals have failed to comply with a HIQA recommendation that they should hold their board meetings in public, two years after the health safety watchdog told...
McCausland scores with £1.4m funding package for Brownlow
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has scored a hat-trick with a £1.4m boost to young football players and entrepreneurs in Brownlow.
HSE responds to Manchester Evening News article on banning decorative flowerpots
HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to Manchester Evening News article – “Award-winning gardeners told: ‘Your flower pots are a bloomin’ health hazard’”, 28 August 2014.
Foster launches new business support programmes in Enniskillen
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has launched two new innovative business support programmes in Enniskillen to assist new and existing businesses and social enterprises.
BOJ May Be Reluctant to Affirm Positive Economic Cycle
When the Bank of Japan governor speaks later this week, he may feel wary about trumpeting his mantra that a positive economic cycle is firmly in place, economists say.
Londonderry has pride in its City - McCausland
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has allocated funding of almost £54,000 to the City Council of Londonderry for the Pride In Our City scheme.
Sure Start – investing in early childhood
Sure Start children’s centres in the United Kingdom are popular, offering families with young children a one-stop shop for advice on parenting practices, employment, social benefits and health....