Anna Diamantopoulou’s speech to Eurofound’s Foundation Forum 2022 for the future of social protection

Back to 1881, when the foundations of the welfare state laid, Bismarck affirmed that the state should offer the people in need “a helping hand in distress…Not as alms, but as a right”. The EU has passionately served this purpose and expanded the welfare state. I was fortunate enough to serve as a Europeancommissioner during the period where two major changes took place: the enlargement of Europe and the introduction of Euro.  Today, several years after…

Professor Emeritus Sergios Theodoridis receives the Norbert Wiener 2021 Award

Sergios Theodoridis is Professor Emeritus with the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications and he is the Director of the NKUA Press. He has been awarded with the 2021 Norbert Wiener Award from the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (IEEE) Signal Processing Society  “for seminal contributions to leadership, research and education in signal processing”. The Norbert…

Rethinking home-based settings for long-term care: the novel approach of shared living arrangements in Germany

by Dr. Lorraine Frisina Doetter – Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Bremen and senior consultant for WHO/Europe. The German long-term care (LTC) system was introduced in 1994, as a result of strong economic and demographic pressures which encompassed population ageing, low birth rates since 1965, and rising female labour market participation, rendering the…