Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


A citizenship income to guarantee a decent standard of living for everyone

The introduction of a citizenship income could help overcome poverty and guarantee decent living conditions for everyone, said the Social Affairs Committee, which has encouraged debate on this issue in each country. More

Seminar on children's mental health and child-friendly justice

In co-operation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the UK Parliament will hold a seminar in London on 6-7 November on “Children's mental health and child-friendly justice”. More

Palais in pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the first time ever, the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg was illuminated in pink last night – in a special initiative to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The building will stay illuminated throughout the week. More

Cross-border parental responsibility conflicts: a call for simpler and less costly procedures

The PACE Social Affairs Committee today called on European governments to make the enforcement of parental responsibility decisions abroad “simpler, speedier and less costly”. More

Tuberculosis: measures needed to avoid 2.1 million deaths in Europe

“Drug-resistant tuberculosis is one of the gravest risks requiring attention. Its rates in Europe are growing faster than in any other world region,” said Serhii Kiral, rapporteur on 'Inquiry into growing antimicrobial resistance'. More

Petra De Sutter: “high time for a debate on new genetic technologies”

Petra De Sutter today underlined the urgency of taking a clear position on the practical use of new genetic technologies following the publication of a new study in the journal Nature. More