Sustainability Day 26th May 2016. (Thursday) L udovika campus – 1083 Budapest, Ludovika sqr. 2. “Reflections on the Paris Agreement, the current state of climate science and policy plans, and next steps toward a more sustainable future” The National University of Public Service is proud to host this national and international scientific conference focused on topics of climate change resilience and adaptation through the lens of natural and social sciences. The conference will serve as a bridge to reflect on the outcomes of the Paris Agreement reached at COP21 in December 2ö15 and the forthcoming COP22 summit. We cordially invite researchers, scientists and experts who have innovative and original scientific results, purposes, or solutions to share and discuss their thoughts regarding the social, environmental and economic issues in the topic anthropogenic change of climate. For more information see the University’s website or please contact the email address:
Professor Bruce Cain, Stanford University Political Science Department, and Professor Charles Lewis, American University Department of Communication, debate the issue of open government on March 15 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
With a view to furthering its mission of promoting innovation in public policy, the Public Policy Analysis Division of Fundação Getulio Vargas (DAPP) launches its new digital interface focused on transparency and data visualization. With streamlined graphic design and an improved homepage layout that allows for a better recognition of the research areas maintained by the Public Policy Analysis Division, the new website is an important tool in disseminating knowledge, and thus helping fulfill the mission to advance the public debate and the dialogue between social research, government, and society.
Wellbeing and Public Policies
Every person aspires to a good life. But what does “a good or a better life” mean? How’s Life?, published every two years, provides an update on the most important aspects that shape people’s lives and well-being: income, jobs, housing, health, work-life balance, education, social connections, civic engagement and governance, environment, personal security and subjective well-being. It paints a comprehensive picture of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people’s material living conditions and quality of life across the population. Through a wide range of comparable well-being indicators, the report shows that countries perform differently in the various dimensions of well-being. For instance, low-income countries in the OECD area tend to do very well in subjective well-being and work-life balance, while their level of material well-being is much lower than that of other OECD countries. The report responds to the needs of citizens for better information on well-being and the needs of policy makers to give a more accurate picture of societal progress.
Migration Crisis Management
EU-Turkey statement, 18 March 2016
Today the Members of the European Council met with their Turkish counterpart. This was the third meeting since November 2015 dedicated to deepening Turkey-EU relations as well as addressing the migration crisis.
The Members of the European Council expressed their deepest condolences to the people of Turkey following the bomb attack in Ankara on Sunday. They strongly condemned this heinous act and reiterated their continued support to fight terrorism in all its forms.
Gender & Equity
Women Make up 70% of Upper-level Positions in Public Administration
A new study shows that that Moroccan women make up 70% of upper-level positions in public administration. In the public administration sector, 35 percent of all employees are female and 70 percent of upper-level positions are held by women, according to official statistics published by the Moroccan government on Wednesday. Mohamed Moubdi, Minister of civil service and modernization of administration, released the statistics during the National Observatory for Public Sector Jobs held in Rabat. The figures shows that 536,004 government employees are men, while 188,811 employees are women.