Facing New Challenges: How social innovation contributes to active inclusion
EESC | 7th floor, Trèves Building | 74, rue de Trèves, 1040 Brussels
In 2008, the European Commission advocated for an integrated approach to active inclusion for people excluded from the labour market through the implementation of a comprehensive strategy combining adequate income support, inclusive labour markets and access to quality services. Social innovation can help achieve active inclusion by enhancing the effectiveness of policies and services to maximise positive social impact, meaning increasing people’s quality of life and work, the accessibility, sustainability and quality of services, as well as people’s empowerment and social inclusion.
Join social service providers and European stakeholders to hear the results of Eurofound’s major three-year study in 11 EU countries on policies to integrate young people with health problems or disabilities into the labour market, and discuss with active social service providers – members of the SOLIDAR network – how the EU’s active inclusion strategy has actually been implemented and learn about successful examples of innovative social services and lifelong learning for active inclusion.