European
Social
Weeks

8th European Social Week, preliminary seminar

In preparation of the 8th European Social Week we would like to explore the themes we want to put on the menu. A preliminary seminar with the title “Green Economy and Changes in Labour | Green Economy und Wandel der Arbeit” has been planned and postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic. Presently, it looks like we have reached the end of the lock-downs and social restrictions in most of Europe. Much is still unclear and uncertain, but we are expecting to be able to organize a seminar in the fall of 2021 in some form. We’ll keep you posted.

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Un manifeste de l’engagement des SSF

The Semaines Sociales de France have published a manifest as the outcome of the last two meetings of SSF, dedicated to ‘Rebuilding society’. SSF will welcome any comment you may offer on this Manifesto, to highlight differences with your country situation or common features.
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See also Semaines Sociales de France.

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In memoriam Leo Pauwels

On 19 October 2020 our honorary chairman Leo Pauwels died at the age of 84. Leo Pauwels has been the driving force behind the European Social Weeks. » more

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Why European Social Weeks?

Members of Christian Social Movements want to meet each other on the European level in the same way that we have found each other on the national level. We want to go further on the road of peace, cooperation, and solidarity. Hope for a better future has always guided people to where they want to arrive, and so hope for a better Europe is our guide.

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ESW 2022

It is our intention to organize the Eight European Social Week in the beginning of 2022. A seminar in preparation of the 8th ESW is planned for the beginning of February 2021. Exact dates and places will be announced as soon as circumstances permit.

ESW Milan 2019: Solidarity, Subsidiarity, Common Good

14-16 February 2019

Selected texts, videos, and pictures

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ESW Doorn, 2016: All things new

18 till 20 February 2016, The report

ESW Oostende, 2014: Europe, The age of responsibility

How can we integrate more solidarity and participation in the social model of the future?

ESW Bad Honnef, 2010

Publication pending

ESW Bratislava, 2003: Perspectives

The commitment of Christians and Christian Social Organisations in construction of the European Union

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