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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

19 Aug 2014| Erasmus university exchanges – record-breaking year
12 Aug 2014| European consumer market performance on the rise

European Parliament

7 Aug 2014| Press release - ECON chairman Gualtieri wants "bolder action" for euro area - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
4 Aug 2014| Article - Summer reading: top five of Parliament's most popular articles


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.

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