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
Key Networks Funded under PROGRESS


Caritas Europa

Caritas Europa is a network of Catholic relief, development and social service organisations. Its activities are focused on issues related to poverty and social inequality, and issues of migration and asylum.



Cecop Europe

The core objectives of CECOP Europe are the representation of the interests of producers' and workers' cooperatives, social cooperatives, and other types of worker-controlled enterprises towards the European Union institutions, the promotion of the economic and social development of those types of enterprises across Europe, the creation of partnerships and networks, and the transfer of information and know-how.



The Confederation of family organisations in the European Union is a pluralistic organisation, at the heart of civil society, which aims at promoting family policy, solidarity between generations and the interests of children within the European Union. It defines family policy in Europe as being the family dimension of policies, programmes and initiatives developed at European Union level.


EAPN is a network of non-governmental organisations and groups involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union.


Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people


Eurocities is the network of major european cities. It provides a platform to its member cities to share knowledge and ideas, to exchange experience, to analyse common problems and develop innovative solutions.


Eurodiaconia is an ecumenical federation of churches, non-statutory welfare organizations and NGOs in Europe operating at national and international level.

  European Federation for Street Children

The EFSC is committed to the improvement of the rights and situations of children at risk and particularly street children. As a platform for lobbying and advocacy towards the European Union, it provides non-governmental organisations committed to this cause with information and advice concerning all children and youth-related policies and assistance programmes of the EU and facilitates the exchange of best practice between them

  European microfinance network

The mission of EMN is to promote microfinance as a tool to fight social and economic exclusion and to promote micro entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  European Social Network

European Social Network is a network of directors of social services in Europe. Members are national associations or groups of directors of local authority social services, social protection and social welfare, politically independent of national, regional or local government.



FEANTSA is the European network focusing on homelessness. Members are non-governmental organisations that provide a wide range of services to homeless people including accommodation and social support.


  Mental Health Europe

MHE is committed to the promotion of mental health, the prevention of mental distress, the improvement of care, advocacy, the protection of human rights of (ex) users of mental health services.


What is Progress


Key networks funded under Progress

Key Networks Funded under PROGRESS

EFSC work plan under Progress

EFSC Work Plan under PROGRESS

Focal Officiers within the EFSC network

Focal Officers within the EFSC Network