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The European Economic and Social Committee and Eurofound are jointly organising a conference in Brussels on 16 June 2014 on the measures taken at European level to step up active inclusion and social investment.
The conference on Mobilising Social Policy Innovation, held on 19 and 20 May in Brussels, showed broad agreement amongst the participants on the need for social policy innovation and social enterprises to be given a greater role in delivering the social outcomes European citizens expect.
Well-designed adequate income support schemes can be powerful tools to fight poverty and increase labour market participation, and therefore contribute to reaching the Europe 2020 target of reducing the number of people in poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020.
The European Commission opened its demography exhibit to the public from 17 to 21 March.
The European Commission, in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee and the City of Strasbourg, is launching in Strasbourg on 16-17 January a large European interactive event on Social entrepreneurship and the social economy.
The Third Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, took place on 26-27 November 2013 in Brussels.
The European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI), in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), is organising the 5th European Conference on personal and household services on 11-12 November, under the patronage of the European Commission and the European Parliament.
The aim of this conference was to present the Social Investment Package – as adopted by the European Commission on 20 February 2013 – to a target audience of Member States officials, elected representatives, civil society, social partners, the private sector and others.