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Fifth European Social Week
January 23 till 25, 2014, in Brussels.

Previous Social Weeks

Bratislava, 2003: Perspectives -- The commitment of Christians and Christian Social Organisations in the construction of the European Union

Bad Honnef, 2000: Towards a European civil society -- Christian social visions

Brussels, 1997: Christian-Social Thought and Europe

 

Participating organisations


ACW, Belgium


EZA, Germany


KSI, Bad Honnef


MOC, Belgium


Semaines Sociales de France

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European Commission

18 Jul 2014| MH17: EU aviation crisis cell to ensure full coordination
17 Jul 2014| A travel essential: the European Health Insurance Card

European Parliament

23 Jul 2014| Press release - Italian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees - Committee on Constitutional Affairs - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Committee on Development - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Committee on Transport and Tourism
23 Jul 2014| Article - Italian Council presidency: MEPs share their views on the priorities

Employment

2 Jul 2014| We must make the most of “green” job opportunities, says EU
11 Jun 2014| EU aims to improve health and safety for workers

Commentaries on Europe

The Reconstruction of European Politics

15 May 2014 | The likely success of anti-EU protest parties in the upcoming European Parliament election reveals the depth of Europe's political crisis. To overcome it, Europe's political establishment needs to create a new political vision that combines French and German ideas and concerns.

The Trouble with Europe

15 May 2014 | Though the Euroskeptic right may not win a majority of seats in this month's European Parliament election, its collective strength represents a blow to the cause of European unity. Why is a project that began with such high hopes in the wake of World War II running into so much resistance?

Cementing Europe’s Recovery

8 Apr 2014 | Europe’s renewed sense of hope and confidence, however encouraging, is not yet sufficient to produce appreciable gains for current and future generations. A few things need to happen over the next several weeks and months if Europe is to minimize the risk of another prolonged period of under-performance and financial risk.

Europe Square

European Policies

Creation, alliance, promise

2014-01-29 | Hans Groen | 0 reactie(s)

With these three words Elena Lasida characterised a social economy that enhances society. She gave one of the clearer and more intriguing presentations on the5th European Social Week, held in Ostend, Belgium, from 23-25 January 2014. What struck me was that she did not present these ideas as alternatives, or opposites of the existing economic thinking, but as ideas that were inherent to the economy â at least, that was what I gathered listening to her. ... more

Workfloor Europe

We want to be seen!!

2012-03-14 | Hans Groen | 0 reactie(s)

âWe want to be seen!â That was the message shouted by about 70 cleaners who walked into a meeting in Doorn, The Netherlands, where Dutch employerâs organisation VNO-NCW, and the labour union CNV held their spring seminar about the social dialogue. The cleaners have been on strike for 10 weeks now. For better working conditions, yes, but not directly more money. Above all, they want dignity, recognition. ... more

Since the European Communitie 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 interest. 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. With the discussions on this website and its connected forums, we want to restore that hope.