Some still more equal than others? Or equal opportunities for all?

EU-CoE Youth Partnership
Type of tool: Report
Topic: Social Inclusion, Youth work
Target Group: IVS organisation staff, IVS organisation board
Use: Introducing an inclusive perspective
Year of Publication: 2011

Inequality limits young people’s chances in life. Yet equality is the basis of democracy and Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights secures the rights and freedoms of the young “”without discrimination on any ground””.
Research shows that inequality – in opportunities, wealth or health, for example – is widespread in Europe and that the citizens of richer countries do not necessarily have healthier profiles than those of poorer countries. The citizens of egalitarian countries, on the other hand, have the highest life expectancy.

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