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European Forum on Street Children
Street children as a challenge to social policies and the renewed Lisbon Strategy : The role of the civil society as a catalyst for the social inclusion process for children at high risk and street children

Lisbon, 6th- 7th of October 2008

Joint declaration adopted by the participants to make civil society and inclusion of street children a priority issue of the European Year 2010

Full proceedings of the conference


Anthony Simpson
Member of the EFSC Board
Former Member of the European Parliament

Welcoming speech: The role of civil society as a catalyst for social inclusion - European concepts and national frameworks for the integration of street children

General António Ramalho Eanes
Former President of the Portuguese Republic (1976- 1986)

Civil Society and Political Power: the possible Alliance (EN - PT)

Father Lino Maia
President of the National Confederation of Social Institutions (CNIS), Portugal

The role of civil society in the context of the Lisbon Treaty

Jan Jarab
Member of the Cabinet of Mr. Vladimir Spidla, Commissioner for employment, social affairs
and equal opportunities

2010 - The European Year to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion: Using civil society resources to
practice social inclusion

Nico Nagtzaam
Project Officer

Cross border voluntary co-operation in Europe : The "Freiwilligenbörse" in the Euregio Maas-Rhine - co-operation project between the Belgian, Dutch and German Red Cross

Michał Smigielski
Society of the Friends of Children (TPD), Poland

Innovative examples of the organisation of voluntary work in Poland

Elza Chambel
President of the Council for the promotion of Voluntary Work, Portugal

Innovative practices in Voluntary Work organization in Portugal

Dr. Ágnes Cser
Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
President of the Democratic Trade Union of Health and Social Workers, Hungary

Voluntary work and the protection of children`s rights in the context of the renewed European Social Agenda. Would a European legal framework improve the efficiency of volunteering?

Brian de Lord 
CEO, Pupil Parent Partnership, UK

Training and safe management for volunteers as a prerequisite for efficient civil engagement

Matilde Sirgado
General Coordinator of IACProjecto Rua, Portugal

Improving the access of street children and youth to high quality services through the involvement of civil society actors : Concepts and methods used by IAC

Alessandro Padovani, Vice- Director
Sabrina Brutto, Project Manager
Istituto don Calabria, Italy

The Azimut project: A good practice oriented towards a dynamic capacity building : Characteristics of a youth integration project run by Istituto Don Calabria.

Mihai-Florin Rosca
FRCCF Director, Romania

The role of volunteers in community based approaches to re-integrate street children: good practices and key challenges.




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