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European Pillar of Social Rights and accompanying initiatives: CESI leadership expresses cautious optimism

Today, the European Commission presented a long-awaited set of measures to improve the EU's social dimension. Under the heading 'European Pillar of Social Rights and accompanying initiatives', the European Commission issued 20 principles... Read more

Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2017: CESI Youth speaks up for a better integration of disadvantaged young people

At the 2017 Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth (ACIG) on Monday this week, the European Commission discussed with civil society and trade union organisations how to create better opportunities for disadvantaged young people to participate in societal... Read more

French presidential elections, first round: A positive signal for social Europe?

A commentary by Klaus Heeger, Secretary General of CESI, in response to the first round of the French presidential elections yesterday.

Brexit letter: Some clarity at last – And new momentum for Social Europe?

A personal commentary by Klaus Heeger, Secretary General of CESI, in response to the submission of the 'Brexit letter' by the UK government to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, earlier this week.

Joint press release by CESI, Social Platform and Eurodiaconia: The future of Europe needs more social investment

Social Platform, CESI and Eurodiaconia call on the European Union and Member States to honour their Rome pledge for a social Europe by reforming European Economic Governance and supporting social investment.