health & social care

Tarification sociale de l’eau

PRIMO France Près d’une vingtaine de collectivités retenues pour l’expérimentation Un décret, publié au Journal officiel du 16 avril, fixe la liste des dix-huit collectivités et groupements de collectivités retenus pour participer à l’expérimentation, prévue par la loi Brottes sur l’énergie du 15 avril 2013, en vue de favoriser l’accès à l’eau et de mettre en œuvre une tarification sociale de l’eau. Il s’agit en réalité d’une démarche volontaire reposant sur une délibération mentionnant les dispositions législatives auxquelles la collectivité […]

Migrant deaths may force Europe policy change

Times of Malta The outrage Europe’s leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need. The moat that the Mediterranean forms between Fortress Europe and less fortunate neighborus may become slightly less forbidding, even if the focus will still be to discourage the crossing in ways other than raising the risk of dying at sea. Scrambling […]

Integratie OCMW in de gemeente

De Vlaamse regering brengt op vrijdag 16 januari in de conceptnota Integratie OCMW in de gemeente naar voren dat een goed hedendaags, sterk en efficiënt sociaal beleid ten bate van de inwoners van de gemeente geïntegreerd dient te zijn in het hele gemeentelijk beleid en wordt gevoerd door een en dezelfde lokale overheid. De Vlaamse Regering wil met de integratie van het OCMW in de gemeente een sterker geïntegreerd sociaal beleid voor de inwoners van de gemeente realiseren. Zij stelt daarbij een bestuurlijke […]

Ebola: Facts and Figures

A year ago the first Ebola incident was reported in Guinea. It spread step by step. Now with the latest figures published by The Economist, public health is at stake. In general it seems that the exponential growth can not be underestimated. The Economist reports” “Late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. By the end of June 759 people had been infected and 467 people had died from the disease, making this the worst ever Ebola outbreak. […]

Public Perceptions of Climate Change as a Human Health Risk

Surveys of the United States, Canada and Malta Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health “We used data from nationally representative surveys conducted in the United States, Canada and Malta between 2008 and 2009 to answer three questions: Does the public believe that climate change poses human health risks, and if so, are they seen as current or future risks? Whose health does the public think will be harmed? In what specific ways does the public believe climate […]

Rotterdam: taking the chances

As from 2006 the municipality Rotterdam in the Netherlands must picture risks for their conduct of business for all services, more and more managers are persuaded of usefulness. Rotterdam also uses risk management to get visibility on risks by adding organization components and at the introduction of “the WMO”, a complex law of social support in the Netherlands. Risk management is especially a practical instrument. It provides fast insight and it keeps people sharp. The introduction of risk management is […]

Saint-Etienne and pandemic flu

The city of Saint-Etienne has taken a renewing initiative to arm itself (the workforce)) against the risk of a pandemic flu. This initiative is a pilot, a remedy to improve the processes. The initiative can be fully integrated into all running projects. The aim of such system is maintaining an optimal level of services and simultaneously protection of the workforce despite the risk of lack of functioning. The challenge of this project consists of the ability of the employees to […]

Global Risks 2006

Executive Summary World Economic Forum Towards a more sophisticated understanding of global risks This document summarizes the output of a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, MMC (Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.), Merrill Lynch and Swiss Re, in association with the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, on the topic of Global Risks. A longer document containing more information on the genesis of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Programme, on […]