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The Europe 2020 Poverty Target: Lessons learned and the way forward 09/10/2014

The Europe 2020 Poverty Target: Lessons learned and the way forward

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.

High level conference on Roma inclusion on the ground - The ROMACT experience 02/10/2014 - 03/10/2014

High level conference on Roma inclusion on the ground - The ROMACT experience

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”.

Conference 'From active inclusion to social investment' 16/06/2014

Conference 'From active inclusion to social investment'

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.

Social innovation: conference agrees on need for broad partnerships to support social investment agenda 19/05/2014 - 20/05/2014

Social innovation: conference agrees on need for broad partnerships to support social investment agenda

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.

Conference on the future of pensions in Europe 26/03/2014

Conference on the future of pensions in Europe

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?

Interactive demography exhibit 17/03/2014 - 21/03/2014

Interactive demography exhibit

The European Commission opened its demography exhibit to the public from 17 to 21 March.

An elderly man looking at three different paths 21/02/2014

European Commission - World Bank joint conference on the occasion of the launch of the World Bank report on pensions

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".

Green paper figurines 16/01/2014 - 17/01/2014

Social entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!

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.

Hands holding Euro coins
26/11/2013 - 27/11/2013

Third Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

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.

A young carer helping a woman getting out of the bed 11/11/2013 - 12/11/2013

5th European Conference on personal and household services

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.


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