A civil society approach for building a Social Europe

“Making Europe more social and supportive: it does concern me! Europe is about us!” is a common approach to several non-profit associations and organisations. This approach has been launched in order to give a fresh impetus to the construction of Social Europe. We wanted the European Union to reconnect with its citizens by developing concrete actions and to address inequalities between European citizens.

This approach helps to remind us that we need a Europe for all and of all which reduces inequalities and fights against poverty and social exclusion. We need to build a more social and supportive Europe in order to meet social needs of European citizens. Civil society must indeed push forward the European Union to get back to the essence and the spirit of the European construction. But above all, we need to give European citizens – especially the most vulnerable ones – the opportunity to make their voice heard and to go into action. Everybody should be able to say “Making Europe more social and supportive: it does concern me! Europe is about us!”.

 

Some videos to understand that poverty is everywhere in Europe and that we have to act against it !

France, Poland, Armenia …