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What Future For Social Europe? Conference

Event Start: 21/11/2011 - 10:30am
Event End: 21/11/2011 - 4:00pm

Location: Apex International Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

New headlines are currently dominated by the financial crisis still causing havoc to economies across the EU, leading to austerity measures that are hitting the poorest hard.  But there is another side to the EU, one that is supposed to ensure that all European citizens can live in dignity and free of poverty. In the light of the current crisis, this conference is asking 'What Future for Social Europe?'.

The conference is jointly organised by the Poverty Alliance and the European Parliament Office in Scotland. The aim is to look at how we got into the current crisis and how we can get out of it, and ultimately, how we can have a more social Europe. The conference will be a mix of plenary sessions and workshops. Confirmed speakers include Katherine Duffy, European Anti-Poverty Network; Mike Allen, the Poor Can't Pay Campaign (Ireland) and Professor Laura Cram, University of Strathclyde. The final session will be made up of a panel of politicians outlining how they believe we can create a more social Europe.

The conference is free and open to all. It will take place on 21st November in Edinburgh at the Apex International Hotel. Please note that places are limited and registration is essential. For more information and to register please click here.