“Social Europe” for a common project of socially sustainable development (2006)
In Europe, 70 million citizens are at risk of poverty, 20 million are unemployed and 25% of the workforce is precarious. These are some of the figures that show how the European labour market is stagnating and how the crisis is affecting the whole of Europe.
The Conference on “Social Europe” promoted by the Ebert Foundation and Eurispes offers a space for reflection on these issues, within which representatives of political forces, experts from different EU countries, representatives of the trade union and business world, representatives of Italian and foreign universities, representatives of voluntary associations will confront each other.
Therefore, the aim of the Conference is to examine in depth the terms of this political and planning initiative, to contribute to relaunch from Rome and Italy a strong message on Social Europe, on the necessity of the organisation of a new Welfare at the European level, of a socially compatible economic development, participating in the network of structures that are connecting all over Europe to operate, at a political and scientific level, to support this kind of commitment.