Quality of Life
16 May 2008
Research has shown that direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realising their policies for community wellbeing and ecologically sustainable communities. This guide, published by the Australia Council for the Arts, presents several case studies demonstrating that community-based creative processes can be very powerful in strengthening the knowledge, engagement, social capital and leadership required to achieve policy objectives.
30 Sep 2004
The proposition that society needs all the available talent is the basis for this project. For some (immigrant) children, their talents are being insufficiently developed, often due to an unfavourable home situation. For these children, the ‘Benefits for Kids’ project allows them to discover their talents and develop their opportunities.
29 Aug 2007
Neighbourhood Renewal routemap designed to help the reader think through what decisions need to be taken, what options are available, and what the reader needs to consider to make sure they come up with something that meets particular local objectives and circumstances.
31 Dec 2007
Brussels is the third richest region in Europe, but one in four of its inhabitants lives in a household without a paid job. Two-thirds of the money earned in Brussels is spent outside the city. The MicroMarchéMidi project addresses this situation as ‘the rickety state of the Brussels economy’ and attempts to challenge it by using the urban fringes of the city. Every Sunday a special market is held in the border area between the center of Brussels and the neighborhood of Saint-Gilles. Here people can present their own creations and products in a creative and free environment.
06 Nov 2007
To address the lack of hospital facilities in the western part of the city of Thessaloniki, the Papageorgiou Hospital was opened.
29 Jan 2008
Improving the Quality of Life of the Elderly and Disabled People in Human Settlements identifies effective solutions that can be undertaken by local governments for improving the quality of life for elderly and disabled people in human settlements.
17 Jun 2010
The plan constitutes the basis for the preparation of the programming documents for Cyprus and includes actions and schemes that will be proposed for co-funding by the Structural Funds, the Cohesion Fund and other Community initiatives of the European Union, as well as all other actions that will be promoted by the Government of Cyprus.
24 Jan 2006
Measurement instrument for the quality of life and sustainable development in Flemish cities.
01 Feb 2005
The research analyze social stratification in Hungarian society by spare-time activities.
Daily street life in the inner city of Prague under transformation: the visual experience of socio-spatial differentiation and temporal rhythms22 Dec 2011
Policy aimed at a better work-life balance is likely to have a more positive effect on demographic outcomes11 Jul 2012
The issue of “work-life balance and reform of the welfare state” was discussed at a regional seminar, organised by the European Commission and the Lombardy region in the framework of the activities of the European Alliance for Families. Hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, the event brought together representatives of EU regions, ministries of EU Member States, NGOs and social partners.
The seminar provided information on reconciliation measures aiming at improving work-life balance. A strong theme running through the workshop concerned relevance and applicability of reconciliation policies in times of crisis. Building on a recent White Paper issued by the Lombardy Regional Government, the seminar allowed for comparison of different innovative approaches and practices at regional level in Italy, Lindköping (Sweden) and Catalonia (Spain).