Starring two-time César winner Josiane Balasko (“The Hedgehog”), three-time César nominee Mathilde Seigner (“A Summer in Ibiza”) and Jérôme Commandeur (“Welcome to the North”), Jacqueline is delighted to have to spend “a few days” with her eldest daughter Carole and her son-in-law, both in couple’s therapy. These “a few days” turn into “a few months” and Jacqueline quickly feels at home; she prepares dinners, hogs the TV, rearranges the kitchen… Mum is here and no one knows for how long!
Linguapax International is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the appreciation and protection of linguistic diversity worldwide.
Linguapax, was originally created as a UNESCO programme in 1987. It is now an independent NGO headquartered in Barcelona since 2001. It has the support of public and private institutions of Catalonia and operates as an international network with three objectives:
- Promotion, coordination and dissemination of research in the field of sociolinguistics through collaboration between academics, experts, government officials and international educators, journalists and activists of language rights.
- Advice and support to ideological, political and legislative processes encouraging the protection of linguistic diversity and programs aimed at improving or revitalising specific linguistic communities.
- Development of a multilingual education including local languages, national languages and international languages through teacher training initiatives, renewal of guidelines and teaching methods and creation of learning materials.
The Linguapax Award is a recognition of actions carried out in different fields in favour of the preservation of linguistic diversity, revitalization and reactivation of linguistic communities and the promotion of multilingualism.
The International Roche Infectious Diseases Symposium (IRIDS) is an infectious diseases (ID) conference sponsored by Roche Diagnostics.
This biennial symposium, which this year lasted for three days, provides a forum for world-renowned academics and clinicians to share their knowledge, debate and discuss the most current and emerging issues in infectious disease (ID) management and diagnostics.
Within this intimate collegial environment, Roche hopes that the exchange of knowledge and opinions fostered at IRIDS will help support new discoveries to overcome challenges in the ever-changing field of ID.
The GoodElectronics network brings together networks, organisations and individuals that are concerned about human rights and sustainability issues in the global electronics supply chain. Members include trade unions, grassroots organisations, campaigning and research organisations, academia and activists. GoodElectronics and its members are not-for-profit only.
The GoodElectronics network has a vision of a global electronics industry characterised by adherence to the highest international human rights and sustainability standards. Labour rights and environmental norms are protected and respected throughout the entire production cycle, from the mining of minerals used in electronics products, to the manufacturing phase, and the recycling and disposal of electronics waste, both on the level of companies’ own operations and in the value chain.
In January 2014, the GoodElectronics network began a five-year programme funded by the European Union. The objective of the programme is to contribute to an electronics industry characterised by compliance with the highest international human rights and sustainability standards, where labour rights and environmental norms are respected throughout the entire production cycle.
This cycle includes everything from the mining of minerals to manufacturing of electronics devices to the recycling and disposal of electronics waste.
The programme aims for three results:
- Civil society organisations, including trade unions, are informed, supported and capacitated to play their role as a countervailing power in the electronics sector in order to empower precarious workers and address corporate abuse, both on the local and international levels.
- Mature industrial relations involving trade unions and electronics companies have been established on both global and national levels.
- Meaningful engagement between civil society and electronics companies and other relevant actors along the global electronics supply chain has developed.
Share4Rare is a European project that aims to contribute to improving the quality of life of people living with rare (minority) diseases and their families. To this end, a community has been created to bring together the entire rare disease ecosystem to ultimately create impact.
To celebrate Rare Disease Day on 28 February, Share4Rare has launched a series of activities throughout the month, and on 4 February it was a pleasure to facilitate communication between patients, families, caregivers and associations and geneticists Gemma Marfany and Lluis Montoliu, who answered many questions raised during the webinar dedicated to the role of genetics in the diagnosis of rare diseases, using clear and accessible language for everyone listening.
In order to specifically address the impact of the current pandemic on people affected by minority diseases, the HSJD in Barcelona has organised a three-day international congress in collaboration with the Juan P. Garrahan Hospital in Buenos Aires.
Thanks to the recent creation of an international registry of patients with rare diseases and COVID-19, this congress, aimed at both the scientific community and patients and families, seeks to improve current knowledge of the effects of this new disease on these patients.
The congress is also part of a very active platform of the social network of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Share4Rare, which allows patients with minority diseases, their families and carers, health professionals and researchers to exchange experiences and knowledge in order to promote research in this area.