Following a new momentum at EU level on active inclusion with the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Social Investment Package, ESN is organising a seminar in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the EU and our Austrian member, the City of Vienna, focussing on how social services are supporting people furthest from the labour market to find and retain jobs through empowerment and autonomy.
At the seminar, we are discussing a shift in perspective of policy-making, from an activation approach grounded on employment to a more holistic one - where health, education, housing and emplyment are all considered important factors to improve outcomes for social inclusion of vulnerable people. Target groups include people with disabilities, disadvantaged young people, people with mental illness, single parent households, migrants and refugees, long-term unemployed and homeless people.
See the presentations:
ESN’s work on active inclusion
- 2008: Realising potential: social services and active inclusion
- 2013: Active inclusion & social investment: issues for social services
- 2015: Public Consultation on Long-term Unemployment. A public social services response
- ESN Practice Library: Practices on active inclusion and employment
European policy frameworks
- 2008: Commission Recommendation of 3 October 2008 on the active inclusion of people excluded from the labour market
- 2010: EUROPE 2020 A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth
- 2010: A voluntary European framework for quality services
- 2013: Social Investment Package
- 2016: Council recommendation of 15 February 2016 on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market
- 2017: European Pillar of Social Rights