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September 2018

Policy Conference: Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights – Experiences and Practices in European Countries and International Perspectives

September 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cultural hall of the VHS Wien Rudolfsheim, Schwendergasse 41
Wien, 1150 Austria
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The policy conference is organized by the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) and the Austrian Network “Die Armutskonferenz”, in the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference supports the exchange of experiences of national networks about the use of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) in the European Semester, policy papers and public relations / media work. It aims to find ways and elaborate strategies to use the EPSR to meaningfully combat…

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October 2018

Co-creating open digital services for age-friendly cities and communities – Join Mobile Age Final Conference

October 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Library of Belgium, Boulevard de l'Empereur 4
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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AGE has been involved in the EU-funded project Mobile Age since early 2016. The project aims at co-creating together with older persons digital services to support their independent living, offer greater opportunities for social participation, and improve their mobility. Local governments are more and more using open data to provide public services to their citizens. However, they lack tools on how to involve citizens, especially older citizens, in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of these initiatives in order to make them address…

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November 2018

17th EU Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty – Let’s make education a way out of poverty! #2018PEP

November 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
MCE Conference & Business Centre, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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Over a hundred people experiencing poverty from 30 European countries are preparing around this topic and will be in Brussels on 7-8 November to share their knowledge and experience with each other, and with EU decision-makers. For EAPN, education is a state of being ready for continuous learning, and ready for life. It is a fundamental right that should be accessible to all and not solely seen as a means to access the labour market.  Thus, we will be using…

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“Building Social Europe”, Flagship conference by Social Platform

November 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. de Berna, 45 A
Lisbon, Portugal 1067 001 Portugal
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We are pleased to announce the Flagship Conference “Building Social Europe” that will take place on 29-30 November 2018 in Lisbon and which is organised in cooperation with the Portuguese Government. Arrivals are foreseen on 28 November and a networking dinner is planned for all members on that day. We very much hope that many of you and your Portuguese members will join us and make our very first Flagship Conference a big success! We invite and encourage you to register…

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December 2018

“Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2018” Presentation-debate

December 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The International Auditorium, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
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To mark the 19th edition of their flagship publication, the European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) are holding a presentation-debate. A dominant issue in this annual review is the way in which the European Pillar of Social Rights has influenced EU policy making even before it was politically endorsed. The book examines the impact of the Pillar’s new ‘rights-based social investment approach’ while also questioning if the Pillar could encourage a fully-fledged ‘European Social Union’.…

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