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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

25 Sep 2014| Europe’s top young scientists feted at awards ceremony
23 Sep 2014| Worker mobility key to tackling EU skills challenges

European Parliament

1 Oct 2014| Article - Hearings today: Crețu,Thyssen, Hill, Jourová, Cañete and Navracsics
30 Sep 2014| Press release - Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015 - Committee on Budgets


23 Sep 2014| Worker mobility key to tackling EU skills challenges
2 Jul 2014| We must make the most of “green” job opportunities, says EU

Commentaries on Europe

Europe’s Austerity Zombies

26 Sep 2014 | "If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the old adage. But too often it is easier to keep the theory and change the facts – or so German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other pro-austerity European leaders appear to believe.

Europe’s Juncker Revolution

1 Jan 1970 |

Everyone is talking about the appointment of the relatively inexperienced Federica Mogherini as EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy. But individual commissioners are far less important than the shift in the European Union's structure and priorities.

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.

About the European Social Weeks

The European Social Week brings together representatives of the organizations of the workers and of the employers, as well as representatives of social organizations, of consumer organizations, human rights organizations, organizations working in social housing, in education, in care, in development cooperation; of national Social Weeks Network organizations; all kinds of Christian social organizations, both catholic, protestant or otherwise Christian; and from East and West Europe, from all of Europe; all sharing the task of securing the presence and the actualization of Christian Social Thinking, its leading values and principles, and thus help shape the European society that we want.

ESW v.z.w.

Statutory seat:

Waverse Steenweg 205
1050 Elsene

IBAN: BE17 3630 8598 8621



Herbert METZGER – Deutschland herbert.metzger@netcologne.de
Udo HUETT – Deutschland uhuett@t-online.de
Bruno MACHIELS – België bruno.machiels@scarlet.be
Hans GROEN – Nederland h.groen@socires.nl

Patrick DEVELTERE, President ACW – België
Roswitha GOTTBEHÜT, General secretary EZA – Deutschland
Leo PAUWELS, Honorary president EZA – België
Johanna TOUZEL, Semaines Sociales de France – France
Cor VAN BEUNINGEN, Socires – Nederland

General secretariat


KSI Katholish-soziales institute
Selhofer Str. 11
D - 53604 Bad Honnef
Tel.: +49 - 22 24 - 955 - 405
Fax: +49 - 22 24 - 955 – 100

Mail: Huett@ksi.de

Web: www.esw-sse.org

Discussion platform http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3849457&trk=hb_side_g

Additional members of the committee

Patrick DEVELTERE President ACW – België patrick.develtere@acw.be
Patrick DE BUCQUOIS Altercité – Belgique caritas.fr@skynet.be
Roswitha GOTTBEHÜT General secretary EZA - Deutschland gottbehuet@eza.org
Hans GROEN Nederland h.groen@socires.nl
Jean HALLET Honorary president - Belgique jjhallet@skynet.be
Herbert METZGER AZK – Deutschland herbert.metzger@netcologne.de
Bartho PRONK President EZA – Nederland bartho@barthopronk.com
Sofie PUT ACW – België sofie.put@acw.be
Thomasz ROSNIAK Polish social week – Poland t.rozniak@eds-fundacia.pl
Ihor SHABAN Social week Ukraine ecumenism@ukr.net
Janina SVEDIENE Social week Lithuania ldforg@ldf.lt