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Europe's Social Situation-Towards a more inclusive view
05 febbraio 2009

Workshops on Europe's Social Situation-Towards a more inclusive view?
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Two workshops on Europe’s Social Situation: Toward a more inclusive 
5 February 2009, Loughborough University, 12.30-5pm
6 February 2009, London School of Economics and Political Science, 

The European Commission recently produced a broad analysis to pin 
down Europe's social situation, called the 'Social Reality Stocktaking' exercise.  Has this Stocktaking managed the difficult task of being sufficiently inclusive of   multiple and diverse interests and standpoints? Does it adequately reflect the 'realities' of  Eastern Europe? Are social stakeholder groups' situation and interests sufficiently taken into account? And does the EU's new Social Agenda respond to the issues raised?

Workshop 1 Europe’s Social Situation: Toward a more inclusive view?
Date: Thursday 5th February 2009 12.30-17.00hrs
Venue: Room D002, James France Building, Loughborough University, Ashby
Road, Loughborough, LE11 3TU

Chair: Professor Brian Hocking, Loughborough University

12.30-13.15 Buffet lunch for Speakers and registered participants

13.15 - Introductory remarks: the problem of representing social 
reality in a diverse Europe, Monica Threlfall, London Metropolitan University
- Appraisal of 'Europe's Social Reality: a Stocktaking', Professor  Mary Daly, Queen's University, Belfast
- The view from Eastern European states, Professor Claire Wallace, 
Aberdeen University
- Response to the speakers: Roger Liddle, The Policy Network, author of Europe's Social Reality: aStocktaking

15.15-15.45 Discussion followed by Tea & Coffee Break

15.45-17.00 Interventions by stakeholder organizations: **
o Fran Bennett, TUC Commission on Vulnerable Workers
o Muhammad Abdul Bari, Chair, Muslim Council of Britain
o Gordon Conochie, Crossroads Caring for Carers and the Princess Royal
Trust for Carers
o Graham Corbett, Non-executive director, Remploy: Putting Ability First
o Discussion

Please register (no fee) with Martin Mík to book for 
lunch (5th) or the reception (6th) and receive a copy of the report; or come on the day.

Convenors: Monica Threlfall ( and the Centre 
for the Study of International Governance -CSIG, Department of Politics, International  Relations and European Studies, Loughborough University. This event is co-funded by the European Commission.