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The President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced that the conference should begin on 2020 and run for 2 years. The Conference should bring together citizens, including a significant role for young people, civil society and European institutions as equal partners.

Among the objectives of the Conference, there is the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights as a vital instrument to achieve social justice and equality in the EU. Aging population and people with disability will be part of the discussion.



Bruxelles, 27 May 2029

To live up to extraordinary challenge and to prepare better future the commission proposed on May 28th a new recovery instrument called Next Generation EU review within a revamped EU budget.

The corona virus has shaken Europe and the world to its core, testing our healthcare and welfare systems, our societies and economies and our way of living and working together. People have lost their loved ones and their jobs, while plans and futures have been cast into uncertainty. Europe was confronted by a public health challenge that quickly became the most drastic economic crisis in its history. We already see the indelible mark the virus will leave on our relationships, our politics and geopolitics. However, in adversity so often comes opportunity. Now is the time for our European Union to get back to its feet and move forward together to repair damage from the crisis and prepare a better future for the next generation.

This Covid-19 crisis is first and foremost a human tragedy. Beyond continued efforts to tackle the health dimension, the EU must prioritise the social dimension of this, notably by implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The virus has also been particularly painful for the elderly, who are hit hardest from the virus and are the most secluded in their homes. The Commission’s upcoming work on ageing and on persons with disabilities will take into account the experience and the lessons of the crisis.


ENSA General Assembly 2021, Helsinki


ENSA General Assembly venue – Kallion virastotalo, Toinen linja 4 A 00520, Helsinki, Finland

The City of Helsinki together with ENSA, European network of Social Authorities, the Veneto Region, IS.R.A.A. Treviso (Istituto per Servizi di Ricovero e Assistenza agli Anziani), the Youth Care Platform and the ELISAN Network have the pleasure to invite you to the ENSA General Assembly 2021. The event will bring together social and healthcare stakeholders in the setting of a truly innovative country: Finland.

The topic that has been chosen this year is integrated care.

Study visits will be organized by the City of Helsinki, targeting at risk youth and minors, homelessness, persons with disabilities and seniors. A project development workshop will follow up the EU proposals being presently developed through a Digital Slack Platform, that allows continuous interaction. Therefore, feel free to send us the practices and strategies you would like to develop jointly.

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ENSA and Youth Care Platform Project Development Workshop

17th February 2020, Kind en Gezin Academy, Brussels

On 17th February 2020, the ENSA working groups Youth, Child & Family and the Youth Care Platform organized a project development workshop to gather possible project partners around innovative project ideas. The topics addressed social inclusion and participation in society, independence and quality of life, integration of services, prevention of addiction, inclusion through sports, social rights, homelessness and housing. Six project proposals had been selected for this workshop and, through a digital Slack workspace, the interested stakeholders started the interaction before the meeting and followed it up at a later stage.

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