Next Events

Seminar: Access to Accomodation as a Precondition to the Social Inclusion of Migrants and Asylum-Seekers in the EU

March 01, 2020

31st March  - FEANTSA and the European Commission will be co-hosting a seminar at the Albert Borschette Congress Centre in Brussels on Access to Accomodation as a Precondition to the Social Inclusion of Migrants and Asylum-Seekers in the EU. Interested? Find out more here or register here

Improving the Labour Market Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees, 3 February 2020

January 22, 2020

Eurodiaconia is pleased to invite you to a lunchtime discussion dedicated to fostering the labour market inclusion of migrants and refugees through multi-stakeholder approaches.

Eurodiaconia is a network of 51 organisations in 31 countries providing social services and working for social justice. As part of their commitment to fair and inclusive economies, Eurodiaconia's members support the labour market inclusion of migrants and refugees and constitute an important bridge between migrants, employment services as well as employers and unions

In the context of the new European Commission and Parliament, this event will discuss the need for scaling up EU initiatives regarding the labour market inclusion of migrants and refugees. Participants will reflect on how previous measures have succeeded and explore the potential of new partnerships between civil society, the business sector and trade unions.

Do Social Services Matter for EU? -SAVE THE DATE

December 19, 2019

Mr Pierfrancesco Majorino , Member of the European Parliament,  in collaboration with Social Services Europe, wishes to invite you to the upcoming European Parliament  event on ‘Do Social Services Matter for EU?’ taking place on the 21st of January 2020 in the European Parliament from 16.30 to 18.30
Social Services Europe  is a network of eight umbrella organisations representing not-for-profit social service providers.  We represent over 100,000 social and health care services active across Europe in promoting social inclusion and social cohesion.
 We believe investing in people through social and health care services brings both social and economic returns. Social and health care services allow people to live with dignity and also support them to engage in economic activities that contribute to growth. This double benefit has also been recognised by the EU most recently in the Council Conclusions on the Economy of Wellbeing. And the forthcoming Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights is an opportunity to promote and facilitate the crucial role that social and health care services play in securing social rights. Furthermore, Our sector is a major employer across Europe, yet there are numerous barriers to recruit and retain staff in our sector that must be addressed at EU level.
Our members are at the forefront of ensuring accessible, affordable and quality services for all people in Europe and as such, are in a prime position to lead discussion on what the priorities of the next five years should be in social policies. We will also present our latest research report on barriers to employment in the social and health care sector which has a specific focus on migrants.
 Please join us to debate the current developments and challenges of the social and health care sector and to explore what steps must be taken to ensure the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights become a reality in Europe.
Please Save the date and register here

Integrating the EUROPEAN PILLAR OF SOCIAL RIGHTS and the SDGs in the European Semester - Civil Society Organisations’ input

October 23, 2019

Our member organisation SOLIDAR , this year releases the first edition of the Social Rights Monitor. This is a flagship publication that complements the European Semester cycle that coordinates EU fiscal, economic and social policies, with research based on the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights from civil society organisations across 16 countries in Europe. 

The Monitor sheds light on regional and inter-generational disparities within Member States that are only superficially reflected in the Country Specific Recommendations.

SOLIDAR is organising a further discussion about these findings involving academic, political and ground-level experts.

The discussion will identify how these issues can be more prominent in the European Semester in order to effectively integrate the European Pillar of Social Rights in the process. So far, the Semester doesn’t give sufficient weight to the principles of the EPSR and the SDGs in the Country Specific Recommendations. By putting these aspects at the core of the Semester process, inequalities in Member States can be better addressed and European solutions proposed, thus ensuring upward social convergence.

Partnerships for job creation conference 22 NOVEMBER 2019

October 22, 2019

Caritas Europa, our member organisation, is organising a one-day conference on innovative and strategic Partnerships for Job Creation, on November 22 at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.

The purpose of this event is to strengthen and be inspired by multi-stakeholders partnerships that have a long-lasting impact on job creation and a strong innovation component.

The innovation can be in the process (creating new forms of cooperation between the different actors), in the product or service (introducing a new product or service that determines new patterns of behaviour among actors) or in the tools (a new infrastructure or instrument that increase the impact of the cooperation between actors and also plays a role of aggregate other potential stakeholders).  Discussions and promising practices will be presented following these three elements of innovation.


Quality Social Services: a Key to Implement Social Rights – 20-21 November

October 06, 2019

Our member organisation EPR (European Platform For Rehabilitation)  will be organizing a conference on 'Quality Social Services: A Key to Implement the Social Right's

"One goal of this event is to promote mutual learning on providing quality services, including a focus on services relating to principles in the Pillar; facilitating exchanges on success factors and how to address challenges. Workshops will also give opportunities for participants to learn about methods to improve the quality of services and participants will be encouraged to network to create lasting connections. Another goal of the conference is to discuss and make recommendations as to how actions at EU level could support quality social services in implementing the principles" For more information about the conference and how to register, click on the LINK

October 14, 2019

On October 15th, our member EPR co-organises together with French and European partners a day of awareness raising focused on employment of persons with disabilities in Rennes, France. This event takes place three years after supported employment was included within French Labour Law.

The event will include various panels composed by experts on employment of people with disabilities, experts from experience and representatives of enterprises. Good practices at national and European level together with sessions dedicated to mutual exchange and networking will also frame the agenda of the day. The awareness raising event will also highlight the conditions for success of this new system to promote sustainable employment for all.

Registration: Please register through the online registration form below.

>> Please find the programme in French here.

>> Please find the programme in English here.

The conference participation fee is 45€. EPR members can request a travel subsidy.

>> Where to stay in Rennes? A detailed list of hotels in the area is available here (in French).

This event receives financial support from the European Union, from the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). For further information please consult:

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