News from PROGRESS and EU Social Inclusion PolicyChildren in PROGRESS NewsletterThe European Year 2010 for Combating Poverty and Social ExclusionInformation and project development workshop, 13th of May, BrusselsThe EY 2010 End Poverty NGO CoalitionPublications: Street Children Stories and Fact Sheets on Street ChildrenEFSC and the National Action Plans (NAPs)Conferences & SeminarsEuropean Conference on Child Poverty and Drug Addiction: 10-11 of December 2009, Warsaw, PolandEuropean Forum on Street Children 2009 -Budapest, 24-25.09.09Events of the Work Programme 2008Coneference, Verona 4th-5th of December 2008: "Promoting integration of marginalized children and youth through social inclusion: schooling, vocational training and participation"European Forum on Street Children 2008, 6th-7th of October 2008, Lisbon, PortugalTraining seminar for Focal Officers on Progress and EU social inclusion issues, 26th-27th June 2008EFSC Workshop 5th-6th May 2008: Social exclusion and extreme poverty as major reasons for the life situation of street children in the Central and Eastern European Member States - National analyses, reports and strategic concepts to prepare the new NationEFSC Comments, Position Papers and Documents
EFSC has signed a 3-years Partnership Framework Agreement (2008 - 2010) with the European Commission within the EU Programme PROGRESS entitled: "European Networking for the Social Inclusion of Street Children." Under this section you will find all the links to the EFSC`s PROGRESS workplan 2008 including events, training, information and awareness raising. Furthermore it contains up-dated information about relevant Progress related social inclusion policy developments on the level of the European Commission, the EU Member States and the EFSC member organisations.
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