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Sixth European Social Week
February 18 till 20, 2016, Doorn, The Netherlands

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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Commentaries on Europe

Europe’s Rule-of-Law Crisis

11 Apr 2016 |

Hungary and Poland are now jeopardizing hard-won European democratic norms – and thus undermining the very purpose of European integration. The sad reality is that, were they to apply for EU membership today, neither country would be admitted.

The ECB Goes Rogue

18 Mar 2016 | The ECB Governing Council has just decided to increase bond purchases further, from €60 billion to €80 billion per month, and to reduce, again, the deposit rate, to -0.4%. The monetary authorities have clearly overstepped their mandate – and the policy won't even have the desired effect.

The Brexit Conspiracy

11 Mar 2016 | For decades, prominent British politicians have propounded their disdain for Europe, causing euroskepticism in the United Kingdom to become firmly entrenched. When the country holds a referendum on its EU membership on June 23, many voters may be unwilling to vote to remain.

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



President: Herbert METZGER – Deutschland herbert.metzger@netcologne.de
General-secretary: Udo HUETT – Deutschland uhuett@t-online.de
Tresurer:Bruno MACHIELS – België bruno.machiels@scarlet.be
Bartho PRONK President EZA – Nederland bartho@barthopronk.com
Webmaster:Hans GROEN – Nederland h.groen@socires.nl
Administrative secretary: Linda DEMEESTER – België linda.demeester@hotmail.com

Members Committee European Social Weeks
Tony DE JANS, Beweging.net – België
Roswitha GOTTBEHÜT, General secretary EZA – Deutschland
Jean HALLET Honorary president – Belgique
Leo PAUWELS, Honorary president EZA – België
Johanna TOUZEL, Semaines Sociales de France – France
Cor VAN BEUNINGEN, Socires – Nederland
Robert WEBER – Luxembourg

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

Matej CEPIN– Slovenia
Silviu ISPAS
Thomasz ROSNIAK Polish social week – Poland
Ihor SHABAN Social week Ukraine
Janina ŠVEDIENE Social week Lithuania