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ENSACT missions statement

The members of the European Network for Social Action (ENSACT) have worked together since 2007 to promote the human rights based approach of social work, social work education and social policies, in line with the objectives of the global social agenda but with a view to producing practical solutions at the local and regional level. Read the full statement below.

English version ENSACT missions statement 2014 (84 KB)

Expert seminars

General Assembly 2012
General Assembly 2012 was held in Istanbul in connection with the ENSACT conference. Before General Assembly ICSW Europe had a capacity building seminar where the national members were giving voice to what they find as the most important activities. The General Assembly was deciding on how to go on with the work. As priorities, the meeting pointed at social protection all over Europe as the uniting headline. It includes activities to protect human and social rights and to strengthen the situation for elderly, poverty reduction, drop-outs from schools and social investments and social business.

Expert seminars 2013

During 2013, we have got reports and recommendations from seminars in the Nordic countries about working poor and drop-outs from school. An expert seminar was held in Bregenz, Germany, in November 2013 on Guardianship law in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

English version Recommendations on Working Poor, Seminar 26 - 27 October 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark (156 KB)
English version Long term effects of dropout from school, Seminar 14 - 15 December 2012, Malmö, Sweden (832 KB)
English version Position paper on Drop-out from Schools of Secondary Education in the Nordic Countries, September 2013, (52 KB)
English version Guardianship law in context of UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, November 2013, (644 KB)

Expert meetings - 2012

During 2012 there will be two expert meetings. Both are dealing with poverty. One is in Norway focusing Drop-outs from School. The other will be organized by the Danish national ICSW and the board of ICSW Europe with the theme Working Poor. Procedures for making expert seminars during 2013 will be decided on the General Assembly of ICSW Europe 7 July 2012.

English version Drop-out from Schools of Secondary Education in the Nordic Countries (112 KB)

Overview expert seminars 2011

During 2011 one expert seminar took place in Vienna, Austria 21-22 November on "The Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. State of Implementation". Participants were experts from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The report from the expert meeting is available in English and German.

English version UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (236 KB)
English version UN Konvention über die Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderungen (300 KB)

European ENSACT Conference - April 2011

ICSW Europe and ENSACT organized a conference with the theme: "Social Action in Europe: Sustainable social Development and Economic Challenges". Speeches from keynote-speakers and information can be found at www.ensact.eu.

Next ENSACT-conference will take place in Istanbul, Turkey 2013. Information and call for papers will be distributed in late autumn.

General Assembly ICSW Europe - April 2011

The General Assembly of ICSW Europe took place in Brussels 10 April 2011. ICSW Europe decided to continue its general work on equal opportunities focusing working poor, child poverty and elderly. The world conference in Stockholm in July 2012 was presented and ICSW members were invited to take part in the preparations with ideas on themes and workshops. Next General Assembly will be in Stockholm in July in connection to the world conference Social Work Social Development: Action and Impact.

For more information, please contact Bodil Eriksson: beriksson@icsw.org

Overview Expert Meetings 2010

Three international ICSW expert meetings took place in 2010, organized by national ICSW members and with experts from other countries. These were:

Expert meeting - November 2009
The Swedish ICSW Committee hosted an expert meeting on Child Poverty in the Nordic countries on 20 & 21 November 2009. The report from the expert meeting can be found below.
 
English version Child Poverty in the Nordic countries - November 2009(172 KB)
The German ICSW member Deutscher Verein has developed a position paper commenting on the European Commission's Communication with regard to the Social Services of General Interest. This position paper can be found here - in German and in English.
 
In December 2007 ICSW Europe and the ICSW national committee in Spain together organised a seminar on Social Investment, with contributions from a wide range of experts from all over Europe. Their presentations can be found here.
 
The 2007 Regional conference on Equal Opportunities for Individuals, Groups and Nations took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. For the texts of the plenary presentations click here.
 
ICSW Europe response to the "Questionnaire EU Year 2010" of Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.
 
English version Questionaire EU Year 2010 (81 KB)
Publications
Newsletters
English version European Newsletter January - March 2013(208 KB)
English version European Newsletter November & December 2012(304 KB)
English version European Newsletter September & October 2012(128 KB)
English version European Newsletter July & August 2012(328 KB)
English version European Newsletter May & June 2012(3 MB)
English version European Newsletter March & April 2012(372 KB)
English version European Newsletter January & February 2012(168 KB)
English version European Newsletter November & December 2011(268 KB)
English version European Newsletter September & October 2011(180 KB)
English version European Newsletter July & August 2011(220 KB)
English version European Newsletter May & June 2011(4 MB)
English version European Newsletter March & April 2011(124 KB)
English version European Newsletter January & February 2011(156 KB)
English version European Newsletter November & December 2010(214 KB)
English version European Newsletter September & October 2010(172 KB)
English version European Newsletter July & August 2010(360 KB)
English version European Newsletter May & June 2010(488 KB)
English version European Newsletter March & April 2010(188 KB)
English version European Newsletter January & February 2010(308 KB)
English version European Newsletter December 2009(128 KB)
English version European Newsletter November 2009(147 KB)
English version European Newsletter October 2009(120 KB)
English version European Newsletter September 2009(124 KB)
English version European Newsletter June 2009 (117 KB)
English version European Newsletter May 2009 (129 KB)
English version European Newsletter March 2009 (82 KB)
English versionEuropean Newsletter February 2009 (108 KB)
English versionEuropean Newsletter January 2009 (98 KB)
 Previous European Newsletters
Policy and other publications
The German ICSW National Committee analysed the German EU Presidency in the field of social policies and produced a position paper in which recommendations are made to the European Commission and future Presidencies. Download the full text of the position paper here.
 
English versionICSW Europe Annual Report 2006.doc (72 KB)
English versionFuture of Social Model Strategy paper.doc (107 KB)
English versionModernizing labour law 2006.doc (67 KB)
French versionSéminaire européen CNAS juin 2006 FR.doc (631 KB)
English versionWork programme ICSW Eur 2006-2008.doc (132 KB)
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