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NEW ELISAN Administrative Board

elected in Brussels on 3rd November 2014

Sylvie Carrega, Vice-President of the CCAS of Marseille                  

Asuncion Sánchez Zaplana, regional minister on social protection - Valencia regionde – Spain
Beatte Prettner,  Social affairs minister - Carinthia Region – Austria
Nikolaos Chiotakis, General Secretary association of Attica municipalities - Greeece
Rudy Vervoort, President-Minister - Brusels capital RFegion – Belgium
Joëlle Martinaux, President of the National union of CCAS/CIAS - France
Roberto Toffoletto, Mayor of Volpago del Montello – Italy

General Secretary
Christian Ragger – Austria
Jean-Max Trouillet – France

11/11/2014 - A new Board, a new steering committee for ELISAN 2014-2017

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03/09/2014 - European Conference in the framework of the Elisan General Assembly 2014

The Elisan network has the pleasure to invite you to a day of reflection about the perspectives and priorities of a social Europe starting from the concrete experiences of local and Regional Authorities, civil society and the public and private sectors.
On the programme a discussion/debate about social innovation and the future of Europe 2020 strategy:
“After the European elections, what future for Europe?”

Monday, 3rd November

in partnership with:
European Economic and Social Committee
VM3, 2nd floor, Bâtiment Van Maerlant, 2, rue van Maerlant, 1040 Bruxelles

Remo Sernagiotto, President of the Elisan network and Member of the European Parliament

with the participation of:

Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
Michel Lebrun, President of the Committee of the Regions
Renaud Muselier, Former Minister, Member of the European Parliament, Special Delegate for Marseille
European Capital of Culture
the new Members of the European Parliament
the European Commission

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22/09/2014 - Play Europe Project, Fifth meeting, 17-21 September 2014, Alimos, Greece

In a wonderful Greek setting , between Athens and Alimos, took place on 17-20 September, the fifth event of the Play Europe project.
The young European leaders faced this time the issue of volunteering and citizenship.
As in other occasions, several and very interesting inputs were brought. The theme of volunteering was analysed under various angles, examining the personal, social, organizational, and economical aspects. The interventions and the work of the group showed clearly that the initiatives supported by volunteers, particularly concerning the social sphere, are essential and connected not only to the target they address, but also to the economic and local governance. Therefore, it is important to set up a good coordination in order to enhance and qualify the activities of the voluntary sector. Furthermore it is also essential in order to increase the cooperation between the members of the voluntary sector and the institutions that carry out activities related to its mission. The youngsters have also stressed the key role of volunteers to help different organizations to carry out their tasks for internal management and external relations. In addition volunteers are also essential to support the delivery of better results thanks to the transfer of new skills and knowledge.
Moreover the analysis on the concept of leadership is progressing and , the Play Europe young leaders are currently making a video summarizing the findings from the research carried out during the course of the project.
The next event for our leaders will take place during the European Conference organized on the occasion of the General Assembly of the Elisan network the next 3rd November 2014 in partnership with the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee). In this context, young people will dialogue directly with the new members of the European Parliament and with some of the most significant local stakeholders in Europe focusing on the themes of Social Innovation and the Future of Europe 2020 strategy.


26/06/2014 - “EESC pushes for ‘European energy dialogue’

“EESC pushes for ‘European energy dialogue’
By Pierre Jean Coulon who is EESC co-rapporteur on making consumers real players in the energy market.
Pierre Jean Coulon says member states and civil society need to ‘talk to each other’ about where the EU’s energy comes from and how it is used, now and in the Future.
Please refer to PARLIAMENT MAGAZINE 23 - 9 June 2014

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Sylvie Carrega

President of ELISAN

After three years Presidency held by Remo Sernagiotto, currently Member of the European Parliament, Sylvie Carrega, Vice-president of the CCAS of Marseille was elected unanimously President of the European local inclusion and social network ELISAN. Her three years mandate is based upon the strong will to gather more in order to develop the network, to reinforce partnership within the Committee of the region and the European Economic and social committee. The network of local elected representative in charge of social affairs will have to deal with major topics such as: social innovation, but also the fight against poverty and exclusion, access to culture for  all and so on. Reinforce the expertise and influence of the network at European level is the commitment of the new President who declared also that she wants to be a European president

European local authorities, CPAS,CCAS,CIAS, UDCCAS, join ELISAN by contactting us by mail: europe@elisan.eu

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