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Fondazione Luigi Clerice

We organize the 7th European Sozial Week in Milan in cooperation with the Fondazione Luigi Clerice. Read more about them:

Fondazione Luigi Clerici, fondata nel 1972, è articolata territorialmente su 17 sedi,distribuite nelle Province di Milano, Monza e Brianza, Lecco, Lodi e Pavia. » more

7th European Social Week: stay tuned

Milan, 14-16 February 2019

The European Union faces huge challenges in the immediate future. Brexit will change Europe. The discussion about the social consequences of globalization and the improvement of the structures of the European Union push to changes which are not yet clearly recognizable. In addition, big technological developments will foreseeable seriously change the world of labour for many.

For employees the question of a just social order in which we can live and work in Europe will be central. How can we offer decent labour and social security for all? How can we design structures in Europe which better serve the goal of the common good? Discussing these issues, employee’s organizations must definitely bring in their experience and point of view.

Because of this we would like to draw your attention already to the European Social Week which we shall organize together with the Fondazione Luigi Clerice from 14-16 February 2019 in Milan.

From Rerum Novarum to Laudato Si

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Why European Social Weeks?

In the aftermath of 1991, the commemoration of 100 years of Christian workers’ organisations, leading members of the Christian Social Movements in Belgium and The Netherlands independently developed the urge to europeanise the movement. Once they learned from these simultaneous inivitatives, they agreed to cooperate and started the ecumenical intiative of the European Social Weeks. Together with parties from France and Germany, the first European Social Week was held in 1997, in Brussels.

Since the European Community of Coal and Steel, where Europe forged peace and cooperation out of the materials that had been used for two devastating wars, we have come a long way. Standing within the Christian-social tradition, we feel a special urge for the future of Europe. After the success, we are now confronted with bad times. The ties that connect us in Europe are seriously being put to the test. We believe we cannot go back behind our national borders and focus first and formost on our national interests. We have to move on on the road of peace, cooperation, and solidarity. That road is not necessarily the one that leads us straight from where we are to the vanishing point on the horizon. There are different roads, so which road to follow? Hope for a better future has always guided people to where they want to arrive, and so hope for a better Europe is our guide.

ESW 7, 2019, Milan: Solidarity, Subsidiarity, Common Good

14-16 February 2019

In cooperation with the Fondazione Luigi Clerice, we organize the 7th European Sozial Week in Milan, from 14-16 February 2019. » more

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ESW Oostende, 2014: Europe, The age of responsibility

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ESW Bad Honnef 2010

Publication pending

ESW Bratislava, 2003: Perspectives

The commitment of Christians and Christian Social Organisations in construction of the European Union

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