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C4D-Employment, VET and Social Protection

C4D-Employment, VET and Social Protection

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Including Disability in Development Cooperation
The principle of ‘all human rights for all people’ enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) means just that. Alexander Cote from the International Disability Alliance told staff at the European Commission recently that the fact governments are still discovering how to assist people with intellectual disabilities, for instance, does not mean they can be denied their right to vote, buy a house or have a child.
Erasmus+ and Erasmus Mundus: Opening up Universities to the World
“Education is one of the foundations for development and Erasmus Mundus addressed the needs of developing countries in higher education. We tend to focus on basic education in our development programmes but this is not enough. We need to invest in a continuum of education and Erasmus Mundus provided this opportunity for students and for institutions to increase their capacity,” said Veronique Lorenzo, Head of Unit for Education at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development.
Transformative Change through Social Protection?
A study of five social protection projects in South Asia has found they struggled to create transformative change, and were unable to tackle the persistent discrimination driving poverty and social exclusion.
Overcoming Social Inequality: Highlights from Brazil and Honduras with EUROsociAL
Despite its positive development over the last decade, Latin America still faces challenges in overcoming social inequality. To tackle these discrepancies the EU launched in 2005 a programme of cooperation with Latin American Countries: EUROsociAL.
The Road to Zero Extreme Poverty
The Chronic Poverty Report 2014-2015 initiates a new approach to tackling extreme poverty in developing countries, “shin[ing] a light on the millions of people worldwide who are thought to be living in chronic poverty”. Andrew Shepherd, Director of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) explained to capacity4dev.eu the issues and challenges on the “road to zero extreme poverty”.
Non-Formal Education and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Non-formal education is drawing renewed attention in development policy, notably given the high illiteracy rates among adults. Participants at last year’s European Development Days presented a variety of non-formal education projects, making the case that these are essential for development and need to be taken into account in the post-2015 agenda.