The coalition started three years ago in an effort to build bridges and trust, as well as identify common action, between trade unions and the civil society. It includes, among others, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), ATTAC, the European Public Service Union (EPSU), the Transnational Institute (TNI), Transform!, the Seattle 2 Brussels network, …
The conference, entitled “Claiming Back Democracy”, featured a series of parallel workshops, dedicated to 5 emergency areas (on which concrete joint action was agreed) and 7 thematic areas (to deepen the discussion on core issues for the participating organisations). EAPN ran a well-attended thematic workshop on Decent Wages and Adequate Minimum Income, and several EAPN members attended the full event and engaged in discussions. The final declaration of the conference denounces the Fiscal Pact, as it hinders any transition to a sustainable and social economic model, while striking a serious blow to democracy. See Final Declaration and video interventions on www.jointsocialconference.eu
Immediately following the conference, 20 key European stakeholders, 7 research networks and 26 national and European organizations launched a call for an Alternative Summit to restore democracy in Europe. More information on www.altersummit.eu.
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