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Database on immigrants in OECD countries

This new database provides comprehensive and comparative information on a broad range of demographic and labour market characteristics of immigrants living in OECD countries. The DIOC includes information on demographic characteristics (age and gender), duration of stay, labour market outcomes (labour market status, occupations, sectors...
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Creating a sustainable Europe: The role of the European Union structural funds

The aim of this research project is to examine the effectiveness of the structural funds in assisting the transition of the European Union (EU) toward sustainable development. Specifically, the study examines how cohesion policy has responded to the sustainable development imperative and to the requirement...
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Global agricultural price supports: The political and economic forces that drive unsustainable agricultural protectionism policy

Agricultural tariffs and price supports are the last bastion of US and European protectionism. While all other areas of commerce have embraced change and welcomed open-market international commerce, agriculture has remained the lone holdout. The small farmers for whom these support programs were designed no...
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Is "Culture" Still Relevant to Regional Policy? Conclusions from DIAMONT, a European Union Research Project

The Alps, in the heart of Europe, are obviously an asset, but they also pose a serious challenge: some Alpine regions lag quite far behind economically, mainly because of the disadvantages of location. At the same time, their fragile ecological and cultural systems suffer from...
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Management of Renewable Energy and Regional Development: European Experiences and Steps Forward

The issues of the renewable energy and regional development have become major priorities for public policy makers across the globe. Therefore, this study explores some European experiences and steps forward in the field of the management of renewable energy and regional development. Firstly, an overview...
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Partnership and subsidiarity?: a case-study of farmers' participation in contemporary EU governance and rural development initiatives.

In accordance with the principles of partnership and subsidiarity, the governance and rural development model claims to foster representative and economically diverse rural development largely on the basis of its involvement of a variety of local stakeholders as decision-makers in the design and implementation of...

Implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU

This report details the findings of a second independent assessment of the implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU. This report is part of the European Commission`s commitment to support the industry self-regulatory initiative - the “Safer Social Networking Principles” (from now...

Carbon emission policies in key economies

The Productivity Commission's research report on Carbon Emission Policies in Key Economies has been released by the Government. It indicates responses key economies are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report is a culmination of a six month study commissioned by the Government to...

Funding the cooperative city

Funding the Cooperative City explores how citizen initiatives, cooperatives, non-profit companies, community land trusts, crowdfunding platforms, ethical banks and anti-speculation foundations step out of the regular dynamisms of real estate development and arrange new mechanisms to access, purchase, renovate or construct buildings for communities.
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Green paper: From challenges to opportunities: Towards a common strategic framework for EU research and innovation funding

This Green Paper launched in February 2011 initiated a public debate on the key issues to be taken into account for future EU research and innovation funding programmes. Specific proposals for funding programmes are due to be adopted by the end of 2011. These programmes...