Tuesday 26th of March 2019

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2010 improving social inclusion for young people at risk - EY2010

The development of a coalition of NGOs

In the context of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, numerous NGOs gathered at the coalition group of the European Social NGOs to share information, develop joint projects during the year and build a consensus based on the results of the European Year.

The IJJO met with the groups from the European Social NGOs to participate in their activities, particularly those related to the social aspect. The goal of IJJO in this group is to improve the effectiveness of juvenile justice systems related to social and professional reintegration. The IJJO participates in the coalition group by stressing the importance of maintaining, improving and evaluating programs and rehabilitation measures for children in conflict with the law.

The coalition group of European Social NGOs meets regularly with the objective of taking stock of past actions and reaching conclusions that allow them to fight effectively against poverty and social exclusion. During these meetings, the coalition group also discusses the new strategies to be developed in the context of this European Year, and organize future events. In addition, the Coalition Group maintains regular relations with the European Parliament and the European Commission, by participating in various meetings and events related to the fight against poverty and social exclusion, organized by these great institutions.

Among the group's activities is the plan to organize a human chain against poverty around the major European institutions in Brussels, November 19, 2010.

Moreover, throughout 2010, the national weeks highlighted a Member State of the Union. Special support is given to networks and national actors to ensure the visibility of their work and actions. A shift system varying from one week to another and from one country to another is secured by a personality who spreads the message of the NGOs.

Finally, the coalition group launched the "Media Week on poverty and social exclusion" from 24 to 30 of May 2010 inviting the press of all countries of the European Union to examine as much as possible the issue of poverty and social exclusion.

Objectives of the coalition group

  • Launch a public awareness campaign on the structural causes of poverty and social exclusion, on the causes and the social impact of the current crisis.
  • Encourage participation and active involvement of people in poverty, in decision making and ensure that NGOs that work against poverty have the resources to participate actively, equally and at all levels of decision-making.
  • Develop a strong political legacy that includes:
    • A new comprehensive European policy strategy, based on sustainable, social and fundamental rights.
    • A special European Council on poverty and exclusion and a statement of the Heads of States and Governments maintaining that the fight against poverty and social exclusion is one of the main priorities of the EU agenda.
    • Real improvements in the field of adequate minimum wage systems.
    • A commitment to the eradication of poverty based on a written statement of the European Parliament and a European definition of poverty.
  • Raise funding to support European commitments in the field of combating poverty and social exclusion, especially in the context of the current European (PROGRES).

Members of the coalition Group

  • AFEM (Association des Femmes de l’Europe Méridionale )
  • AGE (The European Older People’s Platform)
  • ATD QUART MONDE (ATD QUART MONDE )
  • AUTISM EUROPE (Autism Europe)
  • CARITAS EUROPA (Caritas Europa)
  • CEBSD (The Combined European Bureau for Social Development)
  • CECODHAS - Housing Europe (CECODHAS - Housing Europe)
  • CECOP (European Confederation of Workers’ Co-operatives, Social Cooperatives and Participative Enterprises )
  • CEV (The European Volunteer Centre )
  • COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU)
  • Conference of European Churches (Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches)
  • EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults)
  • EAPN (European Anti Poverty Network)
  • EASPD (European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities)
  • EBU (The European Blind Union)
  • EDF (European Disability Forum)
  • EFSC (European Federation for Street Children)
  • ENAR (European Network Against Racism)
  • EPHA (European Pubic Health Alliance)
  • EPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network )
  • EPR (European Platform for Rehabilitation )
  • ERIO (European Roma Information Office )
  • ESAN (European Social Action Network)
  • EURAG (European Federation of Older People)
  • EUROCHILD (Eurochild)
  • EURODIACONIA (Eurodiaconia)
  • EWL (The European Women’s Lobby)
  • FAI (The International Federation of the Christian Associations of Italian Workers )
  • FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless)
  • FEFAF (European Federation of Unpaid Parents and Carers at Home)
  • ICSW (International Council on Social Welfare )
  • IJJO (International Juvenile Justice Observatory)
  • ILGA EUROPE (The European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association )
  • INCLUSION EUROPE (The European Association of Societies of Persons with Intellectual Disability and their Families )
  • MHE (Mental Health Europe)
  • RED CROSS EU OFFICE (Red Cross EU office)
  • SMES-EUROPA (SMES-MHSE Mental Health & Social Exclusion - Europa)
  • SOCIAL PLATFORM (Platform of European Social NGOs)
  • SOLIDAR (Solidar)
  • WORKABILITY EUROPE (Workabiity Europe)
  • YES FORUM (Youth and European Social Work )
  • YFJ (European Youth Forum)
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  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

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  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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