Presidential Opening Ceremony - A Social Europe: Speeches by Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, Isabelle DURANT, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Sotiroula CHARALAMBOUS, Cyprus Minister of Labour and Social Insurance

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Fin de production: 05/12/2012
The Second Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, in taking place on 5-6-7 December 2012 in Brussels. It will review the progress made towards reaching the poverty target and act as a forum for consultation on the upcoming Social Investment Package. This Convention will also feature a broad call for support towards building a coalition across Member States, policy fields, levels of government, institutions and civil society actors for a more social Europe by 2020. László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Sotiroula Charalambous, Cyprus Minister of Labour and Social Insurance opened the European Platform on 7 December 2012. The European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion is one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It was launched in 2010 and sets out actions to reach the EU target of reducing the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020.

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