Channelling voices, Building solidarity The Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform) is the alliance of representative European federations and networks of NGOs active in the social sector was established in 1995 is now a network with more than 50 members MISSION
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The Social Platform promotes social justice and participatory democracy in the European Union.
Together we work to build a united, strong European social NGO sector, and to create a European Union based upon our common values
The Social Platform and its members are committed to the advancement of the principles of equality, solidarity, non discrimination and the promotion and respect of fundamental rights for all, within Europe and in particular the European Union.
The Social Platform bases its common actions upon the following vision:
Three main aims of the Social Platform for the next five years:
The Social Platform aims to develop structured civil dialogue to allow for the consistent consultation of civil society by European Union Institutions:
The Social Platform seeks to advance the interests of its members through advocacy of common positions.
Examples of key campaigns:
EU Social Agenda 2005–2010 and Social Inclusion
Services Directive and Services of General Interest
Future of Anti-discrimination policies
Corporate Social Responsibility
Participatory Democracy and Civil Dialogue
EU Constitutional Treaty
- ‘Social Voices’ magazine, Social Platform website, press releases, articles in the European press
The Social Platform is an independent democratic alliance committed to operating on the principles of:
Its structure is designed so that all members are able to participate fully in running the Social Platform
SolidarThe European Association of Societies of Persons with Intellectual Disability and their Families (Inclusion Europe) The European Older People's Platform (AGE) The European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA-Europe)The European Volunteer Centre (CEV)The International Federation of the Christian Associations of Italian Workers (FAI)Workability Europe
Association des Femmes de l'Europe Méridionale (AFEM)International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN)European Roma Information Office (ERIO)Youth and European Social Work (YES Forum)
EuroHealthNetInternational Federation of Social Workers (IFSW Europe)National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)Pancyprian Welfare CouncilPICUMPlataforma de ONGs de Acción SocialScottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)Slovenian NCVOSWelsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)
ATD Fourth World International Movement Autism EuropeCaritas EuropaCombined European Bureau for Social Development (CEBSD)Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU (COFACE)EurochildEurodiaconiaEuronetEuropean Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)European Blind Union (EBU)European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives, Social Cooperatives and Participative Enterprises (CECOP)European Council for Non-Profit Organisations (CEDAG)European Disability Forum (EDF)European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)European Federation of Older Persons (EURAG)European Federation of Unpaid Parents and Carers at Home (FEFAF)European Liaison Committee for Social Housing (CECODHAS) European Network Against Racism (ENAR)European Network of the Unemployed (ENU)European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)European Round Table of Charitable Social Welfare Associations (ET Welfare)European Social Action Network (ESAN)European Women's Lobby (EWL) European Youth Forum (YFJ)
International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)International Save the Children AllianceMental Health Europe (MHE)Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA)SOCIAL PLATFORM MEMBERS (2006)
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