Flagship Conference 2018

On 29-30 November 2018, Social Platform in cooperation with Portuguese Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, organised its very first Flagship Conference “Building Social Europe”.

The aim of the conference was two-fold. Firstly, we marked the 1st anniversary of the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights which EU leaders adopted in 2017 at a high profile Social Summit and which we supported and advocated for. We wanted to have initial evaluation and most importantly, we  discussed how that political commitment and proclaimed Pillar are translated into effective and meaningful implementation.

Secondly, we wanted to ensure that the decision making process on social issues fully include and involve civil society organisations. As one of our platform members puts it: “Nothing about us without us!” We believe that a truly strong, sustainable, socially and economically just Europe is only possible when people and their well-being are the core of the debate and civil society is part of that debate and decision making.

Below you can find various documents containing full conference programme, conference report and view a video specially made for the conference plus view photos of the conference:

Short brief about the conference.

Conference brochure.

Video prepared for the conference in which Social Platform members share their views on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Conference report.

Building Social Europe – An Urgent Call to Action for all EU institutions, Heads of State and Government, and relevant ministries of EU Member States – adopted by Social Platform members on on 18 December 2018 following conference discussions.

Conference photos.

Conference key messages in drawings: