Conference on the Social Investment Package

Conference on the Social Investment Package
  • Start date : 02/05/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 03/05/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium

Events/Conf/Fairs, Employment and social rights

The aim of this conference is to present the Social Investment Package – as adopted by the European Commission on 20 February 2013 – to a target audience of Member States officials, elected representatives, civil society, social partners, the private sector and others.


The conference will focus on the three key thematic elements of the social investment package:

  • Investment: The Social Investment Package and its relevance to EU Social Policies in the future.
  • Innovation: Why we need to foster Social Innovation and how we can put it into practice in the Social Economy and involving NGOs
  • Involvement: What vision of a social Europe do young Europeans want to see?


The Conference will be addressed by European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy and the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton and many high-level speakers specialised in economic and social affairs for different institutions and academia.