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Survey shows diverse picture of Europe at work - but with some positive developments

Nov 24, 2015 12:45 GMT Eurofound The first findings from Eurofound’s ​6th European Working Conditions Survey presents a diverse picture of Europe at work over time across countries, occupations, gender and age groups. It was presented for the first time today at a joint ​high-level event with the Luxembourg EU Presidency.

State Secretary to discuss the Swedish crisis management system with 4C Strategies

Nov 19, 2015 13:29 GMT 4C Strategies Swedish State Secretary, Ann Linde, will meet with 4C Strategies on 23rd November to discuss the Swedish crisis management system. The Secretary of State has shown interest in the company's journey from the Swedish market to becoming a major global player with both the United Nations (UNDP) and NATO on its client list.

Government Failing To Tackle Male Suicide Warn More Than 30 Top Charities

Nov 18, 2015 20:27 GMT CALM With suicide biggest single killer of men aged under 45, MPs mark International Men’s Day with historic Commons debate; more than 30 suicide prevention charities urge Government to adopt four point plan; the charities are calling on the Government to overhaul how suicides are prevented in the UK and urge them to treat suicide as a major public health issue.

General Synod approves SEK 75 million to support work with refugees

Nov 18, 2015 14:00 GMT Church of Sweden The Church of Sweden is putting aside SEK 75 million for work with refugees and asylum seekers in 2016, in addition to the budget. The money will be used to support work in Sweden and abroad. “This is a welcome and unique decision by the General Synod. It is the first time we have ever set aside such a large sum of money for a specific purpose,” comments chair of the General Synod, Karin Perers.

Church of Sweden leads the way on rights of indigenous peoples

Nov 17, 2015 11:00 GMT Church of Sweden The General Synod has today commissioned the Central Board of the Church of Sweden to push Sweden’s government and parliament to support Swedish ratification of ILO Convention No. 169 on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Action group members needed for new LEADER programme

Nov 17, 2015 08:10 GMT Moray Council Volunteers are being sought to help deliver community and rural development in Moray.

Historic Parliamentary debate on male suicide secured on International Men’s Day

Nov 12, 2015 12:58 GMT CALM MPs to mark International Men’s Day (19th Nov) with inaugural Commons debate on male suicide. The move follows pressure by CALM to debate factors causing high male suicide rates. Suicide is the biggest single killer of men aged under 45. New poll finds 42% of men surveyed considered suicide. 49% didn't seek help 'cause they didn’t want people to worry, 43% didn’t want to talk about their feelings.

New light shed on the challenge of climate negotiations

Nov 09, 2015 13:34 GMT Chalmers University of Technology After over two decades of climate negotiation meetings, it is clear that agreeing on reduction of emissions poses a great challenge. New research from Chalmers indicates that it might be more difficult to reach agreement than previous theoretical models have shown, but it also shows that there are ways to move forward. The research was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Nov 05, 2015 10:45 GMT Bury Council Residents are invited to discuss the main priorities for their area when Bury West Township Forum meets on Tuesday 17 November.

Nov 05, 2015 00:01 GMT Moray Council Moray Council has been invited to participate in a planned pilot scheme to recruit teachers from its local military and wider community. In common with other rural areas in Scotland Moray has struggled to recruit teachers in recent years.