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PECS Seminar on Social Cohesion: A New Horizon for 21st Century Europe

17-18/06/2021 Strasbourg, France

The seminar “Social Cohesion: A New Horizon for 21st Century Europe”, organised by the European Social Cohesion Platform of the Council of Europe (PECS), will be held online on 17 June 2021. The main objectives of the half day seminar are to discuss the challenges to social cohesion posed by the...

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5th meeting of the European Social Cohesion Platform

24-25/09/2020 Strasbourg

The European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS) will meet for the 5th time on 24-25 September 2020 via videoconference. The 5th PECS meeting which was initially planned for April 2020 was postponed due to the Cvid-19 pandemic. During the meeting, the Platform will discuss and approve the workplan...

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Child Poverty: declaration by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

11/12/2019 Strasbourg, France

The Committee of Ministers expressed concern about the very high rates of child poverty in Europe and the growing inequalities that particularly affect them. Children have been more severely affected by the austerity measures put in place in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. They incur a...

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Deputy Secretary General opens Joint Workshop on family as a hub for social policies in Rome

9-11/10/2019 Rome, Italy

The Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will open together with the Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family, Elena Bonetti the Joint Workshop on family as a hub for social policies. The event is organised by the Department for Family Policies of the Italian Presidency...

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Third meeting of the European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS)

03/05/2018 Strasbourg

The European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS) met for the 3rd time on 3-4 May 2018, in Strasbourg. The Platform elected Ms Rita Skrebiškienė (Lithuania) as Chair and Mr Joseph Gerada (Malta) as Vice-Chair. Mr Michele Palma (Italy) has been nominated Gender Equality Rapporteur. The PECS discussed...

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Second meeting of the European Social Cohesion Platform

19-20/09/2017 Strasbourg, France

The European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS) met for the second time on 19-20 September 2017, in Strasbourg. The meeting focused on the finalisation of the implementation of its mandate 2016-2017 and on possible future orientations. The Platform was created as an ad hoc committee to respond to...

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Meeting of the PECS Vice-Chair, the Rapporteurs of the Working Groups and the Gender Equality Rapporteur

12-13.06.17 Strasbourg, France

The Vice-Chair, Ms Petia Moeva, the Rapporteurs of the Working Groups, Mrs Linda Niki Volosinovsky / WG1, Mr Arman Sargsyan / WG2, Mr Joseph Gerada / WG3, and the Equality Rapporteur, Mrs Merita Xhafaj, met in Strasbourg on 12- 13 June to take stock of the work of the Working Groups and...

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European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS) - Interim report by the Secretary General

24/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS), the Interim report by the Secretary General (document SG/Inf(2017)3) on progress and results in the Platform’s field of competence was presented on 7 February to the GR-SOC (Rapporteur Group on Social and...

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The Vice-Chair of the European Social Cohesion Platform presented the results of the first meeting of the Platform to the Ministers Deputies

27/09/2016 Strasbourg, France

“Promoting Social cohesion remains a challenge for all the member states. We made a joint effort to capture the air of time and to meet the needs. This is the expression of our responsibility and good will to work for the implementation of the European Social Charter, to identify the main...

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First meeting of the European Social Cohesion Platform

27-28/06/2016 Strasbourg, France

The European Social Cohesion Platform held its first meeting on 27-28 June 2016 in Strasbourg. Particular attention was paid to social rights, as guaranteed by the European Social Charter and other relevant instruments with a special emphasis on vulnerable groups and young people. The Platform...

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