2-3 May 2013: Conference on the Social Investment Package, Leuven, Belgium
Organised in the framework of the Irish EU Presidency, the conference aims to present the [ http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1044&langId=en ]Social Investment Package, as adopted by the European Commission on 20th February 2013, to Member States officials, elected representatives, civil society, social partners, the private sector and others.
Special focus will be on the three key thematic elements of the Social Investment Package:
– Investment: The Social Investment Package and its relevance to EU social policies in the future
– Innovation: Why we need to foster Social Innovation and how we can put it into practice in the social economy and involving NGOs
– Involvement: What vision of a social Europe do young Europeans want to see?
The Conference will be addressed by the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor and the Irish Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton.
To complement the conference, on 2nd May, there will be a live Twitter chat with Frank Vandenbroucke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, from 16:30 to 17:00 with the hashtag #socialinvestment.