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Association pour la santé des femmes

The ADSF (Association pour le développement de la santé des femmes), is an initiative of Dr Bernard Guillon, launched in 2001 in order to help vulnerable women access to health care, education, and economic activities, through principles of empathy and collaboration with medical, social and education institutions and other complementary NGOs. Among other activities, ADSF volunteers go to settlements with gynecologists and doctors, make studies and reports on health care access for those vulnerable women, conduct awereness-raising actions on the consequences of violence on women’s health. They are very active around Paris in Saint-Denis and Saint-Ouen and Katia BRUNEAU who is used to volunteer with the mobile teams in a Roma settlement wrote an article for ADSF’s last Newsletter.

Have a look here

Open Data : what are the challenges ?

Today, public data can be considered as common property resources and its diffusion regarded as general public interest. At european and national level, more and more institutions are obliged to publish public data.

What does that mean for democracy ? How can citizens and associations appropriate and use the data ?

Here is the summary of a Ritimo workshop held on 8th February 2016 in Paris, animated by the team of Regards Citoyens (François Massot).

More information here (in French)


A draft of European Social Progress Index is now available

This draft index, based on fifty indicators, is the result of a joint project of the European Commission, the Social Progress Imperative and Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness, to measure social progress for each region as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress. A revised version of the Social Progress Index for the European Union will be released in October 2016.

To see the map click here

Innovative holistic model to prevent radicalisation

In the aftermath of the recent sad events in Paris, you can find here the identification of nine key preventive mechanisms against radicalisation and crime, in a book written by Tore Bjørgo. The prevention of terrorism and responses to terrorism should not be two separate tracks or activities. This book presents an holistic model that goes beyond this division.

More info here

Qu’est ce que l’innovation sociale ?

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Ce concept souvent entendu est parfois difficile à cerner. Il inclue la notion de solution, de nouveauté et de durabilité, pour répondre à des besoins sociaux insuffisamment satisfaits aujourd’hui. L’innovation concerne aussi bien un produit, un service, qu’un mode d’organisation, ou de distribution. Elle implique généralement de nouvelles collaborations ainsi que la participation des bénéficiaires de ces solutions.  L’Atelier (Centre de ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire), a regroupé pour vous quelques définitions ici :

Plus d’informations sur le site de la Commission européenne :

A surveiller de près : le socle social commun

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La Commission souhaite mettre en place un socle commun de droits sociaux minimaux qui sera précisé dès 2016 sous la forme d’un nouveau paquet législatif.

Social Innovation – A Decade of Changes

Orbis, a unique interinstitutional project on forward planning to identify and analyse the key trends and challenges, and the resulting policy choices, which are likely to confront Europe and the wider world in the decades ahead issued a very interesting report on social innovation :

Have a look at the report here