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Year 2013

26 & 27 November– Brussels (Belgium)

The 3rd Convention of the Plateform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

On the 26 & 27 of November, ENSIE staff participated in the 3rd EPAP Convention that was held in Brussels.

On the first day, Davide Ziveri Italian representative of ENSIE shared his experience within the side-event 'In-work poverty - The Contribution of Employment to Poverty Reduction and Inclusion' co-organised by ENSIE, EAPN and ESADP.

Key messages of the in-work poverty side-event - ENSIE, EAPN & ESADP.

Davide Ziveri presented the Re: Social Club as good practice:

How to overcome in-work poverty in Work Integration Social Enterprises?

For more information about this good practice, visit the Social club page.

For more information about on the side event 'In-work poverty - The Contribution of Employment to Poverty Reduction and Inclusion' , visit EAPN's page.

For more information about the anual Convention, visit the European Commission's page.

 

 Year 2012

 5, 6 et 7 December– Brussels (Belgium)

"INVESTING IN A SOCIAL EUROPE" - The 2nd Convention of the Plateform against Poverty and Social Exclusion 

On the 5th, 6th and 7th of December, the 2nd Convention was held in Brussels.

Four ENSIE members attended the convention: Charlotte Gruber from Bdv-Austria, Pavel Novak from Fokus Praha-Czech Republic, Odran Reid from Northside Partnership-Ireland and Michele Rigby from Social Firms UK, together with the ENSIE team. Different meetings and activities were organized and ENSIE was involved in some of them such as the speed dating session with 25 innovative European projects and the thematic workshop on the “Best ways to secure active inclusion.”

Charlotte Gruber presented a project from Bdv-Austria, called “Leo GmbH: Social Market for people with low income” during the speed dating session.

Charlotte Gruber, ENSIE President comments: “... – the question is only: what of all the nice word will be put into reality?"

Odran Reid, Northside Partnership comments: “...I liked some of the final session but while not being surprised, it was disappointing that so few were there to participate. There were too many people involved and too little detail in what was being said.”

“This Convention reviewed the progress made towards reaching the poverty target and acted as a forum for consultation on the upcoming Social Investment Package. It also featured a broad call for support towards building coalition across Member States, policy fields, levels of government, institutions and civil society actors for a more social Europe by 2020.”
The final report of the convention as well as the conclusions, results of the workshops, the list of the Speed dating projects and the video can be downloaded on the website of the European Commission.
 

4 May – Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting with Elena Loredana Puiu from the EC on the Public Procurement Directive proposition and presentation of ENSIE’s contribution.

7th March – Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting with Valérie Guigue-Koeppen of the EC DG Concurrence on the new Almunia package.

8 February – Brussels (Belgium)

Patrizia Bussi, Aurélie Duprés and Salvatore Vetro met

  • Kiril Nikolov from EC DG Enterprise to give recommendations on the follow-up of the Social Business Initiative (SBI) of the European Commission;
  • Emmanuel Vallens from EC DG Internal Market Intérieur to give recommendations on the follow-up of the Social Business Initiative (SBI) of the European Commission;
  • Cornelia Andrei and Emma Toledano Laredo from EC DG Employment to discuss the follow-up of our Progress meeting in Bucharest held in November 2011

Year 2011

16 November – Brussels (Belgium)

Round table of the DG regional policy on the future regulations on structural funds. More info.

17 & 18 November – Brussels (Belgium)

Conference ‘Social Inclusion for socially excluded youth : more opportunities, better access and higher solidarity’’  

Patrizia Bussi, ENSIE's coordinator invited as speaker at the Evidence-base policy conference"Youth and Social Inclusion" - 'Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society: more opportunities, better access, and higher solidarity'

In support of the "Youth on the Move" and "European platform against poverty" Flagship Initiatives, DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission organises on 17 - 18 November 2011 an evidence-based and policy-oriented conference on "Youth and Social Inclusion". At this occasion a policy review on "More opportunities, better access, and higher solidarity for youth on the margins of society" will be presented and discussed.

Researchers, stakeholders and policy-makers will discuss the potential for inclusive educational and labour market policies, activated civil society, and last but not least, social intervention programmes carried out in cooperation and partnerships of public and private sectors supported by social protection measures, together with young people.

Programme -  more info.

18 November – Brussels (Belgium)

Conference of the European Commission on the Social Business Initiative. More info.

17 & 18 October – Krakow (Poland)

Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

 Patrizia Bussi as rapporteur at the First Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion 
The Convention organized on 17-18 October in Cracow, analysed the progress made towards the headline target of reducing poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020 and the implementation of the European Platform against Poverty. It has  also tried to tackle suggestions for future actions.
ENSIE participated in the convention through ENSIE's coordinator, Patrizia Bussi and the representative of the ENSIE’s Romanian member, Raluca Ouriaghli.
Patrizia Bussi was rapporteur with the support of Kiril Kirilov NIKOLOV from the EC DG Internal Market as co-rapporteur in the workshop: “Poverty, employment and the role of the social economy.”
The conclusions of the workshop and the impressions of Raluca Ouriaghli will be presented in the November’s newsletter.
More info.

 30 June - Brussels

Modernising Public Procurement - Conference "Towards a more efficient European Procurement Market"

 22 June - Brussels

ENSIE participates in the stakeholder dialogue of the European platform against poverty and social inclusion.

 6 June 2011 – Brussels

ENSIE meet Malte Arhelger for its contribution to the Green Programme for Social and Solidarity Economy.

ENSIE meet  Concetta Cultrera, its responsible from the EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion about the PROGRESS Programme.

ENSIE meet Emmanuel Vallens from the EC DG Internal Market for the development of the SIEs in the Social Business Initiative.

1 March 2011 – Brussels

Salvatore Vetro will participate at the conference “Shared Social responsibility: securing trust and sustainable social cohesion in a context of transition.”. More info.

16 & 17 March 2011 – Brussels

Salvatore Vetro will participate at the launch event of the Social Innovation Europe initiative.

Program of the event.

25 March 2011 – Brussels

Meeting of the European Year and presentation of the Platform against Poverty.

Year 2010

ENSIE participated in the organisation of an open session of the Forum « Building together a society for everyone – A circle against exclusion » on 19th-20th October, at the Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels.

This forum was organised in the framework of the European Year against poverty and social exclusion and of the campaign « Do you know what Social Europe can do for you? »

The topic of the session was: Social Integration Enterprises – an innovative promotion of active inclusion of vulnerable groups, European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE). This session presented and examined the role of social integration enterprises through examples of good practices from Austria, Belgium and Italy.

You will find here the programme of the Forum and the press release of ENSIE'session.

ENSIE maintained its dialogue with the civil servants of the General Directorates who are responsible for the topics linked to social economy and work integration. ENSIE used electronic post, verbal exchanges and concrete actions in cooperation with Social Economy Europe (SEE).

ENSIE also, answered to a European Commission consultation: the consultation from the European
Commission on the future EU 2020 Strategy in collaboration with the European organization Social
Economy Europe. The European Commission regularly consults on a range of issues in order to
collect public opinion on European Union policies. The goal is to enable all citizens to play an active
role and to participate in the making of European policies. Consultations are regularly opened
regarding numerous fields of activity.

ENSIE cooperated in the session: Open Space: Social Integration Enterprises – an innovative promotion of active
inclusion of vulnerable groups.
This session presented and examined the role of social integration enterprises through examples of
good practices from Austria, Belgium and Italy. The objective was to discover what social integration
enterprises can offer apart their mission of “giving a job”.

Year 2008

ENSIE was invited by the Inclusion, Social Policy Aspects of Migration, Streamlining of Social Policies division of the DG EMPL to participate in a peer review seminar on the topic of "The social economy from the perspective of active inclusion. Employment opportunities for people far from the labour market", that is to take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 12th and 13th June 2008.

Here you can find the agendaENSIE’s contribution and the final conclusions written by the expert, Roger Spear and the Belgian government.