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The fourth Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion took place in Brussels on 20-21 November 2014.
The European Commission and the OECD organised a workshop in Brussels on 12-13 November 2014 for policy makers from the pension and the employment side.
Speaking at the high-level conference on ‘The Europe 2020 poverty target: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward’, László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, urged Member States to improve their social welfare systems, set more ambitious targets to reduce the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion and ensure those targets can be reached.
On 2nd and 3rd October 2014 in Brussels, more than 400 participants from over 30 countries attended the conference "Roma inclusion on the ground - the ROMACT approach”.
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.
Two years after adopting the White Paper on Pensions, what progress was made to ensure the sustainability of EU pension systems in the future? What are the challenges still to be faced?
The European Commission opened its demography exhibit to the public from 17 to 21 March.
The European Commission and the World Bank will hold a joint conference in Brussels on February 21, on the occasion of the launch of the World Bank pension report, "The Inverting Pyramid".
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.