Grenoble, 21 – 22 novembre 2008 – Forum on Social Experimentation in Europe

Marjorie Jouen interviendra lors du forum social organisé par la présidence française du Conseil de l’Union européenne à Grenoble, les 21 et 22 novembre 2008.

Marjorie Jouen will speak during a seminar organised by French Presidency of the Council of the European Union “Social policy Experimentation in Europe: Towards a more complete and effective Palette of the EU Action for Social Innovation”. 
The event will take place on 21-22 November 2008 in Grenoble. Please find the agenda attached.

In several European countries, the renewal of

social policy often has its roots in social innovations undertaken at local

level. When these projects involve testing an initiative on a small scale in

order to measure its effects, with a view to its possible generalisation, they

are referred to as social experimentation.

This experimental tool for transforming public

policy is attracting greater interest, both within member states and at

European level. These successful experimentations provide results that can be

exploited by decision makers in all the Member States..

This was one of the messages that emerged from

the 7th European Round Table on poverty and social exclusion, and the first

meeting of European ministers responsible for these issues, held on 15 and 16

October. Developing social experimentation was therefore encouraged, because it

contributes to identifying good practice on the part of member states, helps determine

appropriate levers for public action.

The European Commission also underlined the

usefulness of this tool in the renewed social agenda adopted on 2 July. In a

recent opinion, the European Economic and Social Committee took up a clear

position in favour of its development.

The issue now is to follow up these positions

in operational terms. This is the goal of ourForum. It should enable us to

reach concrete results in order to reinforce the social Europe.

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