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Inclusive Activation: Social inclusion of people furthest from the labour market

Inclusive Activation: Social inclusion of people furthest from the labour market

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Location: Vienna, Austria


Following a new momentum at EU level on active inclusion with the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Social Investment Package, ESN is organising a seminar in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the EU and our Austrian member, the City of Vienna, focussing on how social services are supporting people furthest from the labour market to find and retain jobs through empowerment and autonomy.

At the seminar, we are discussing a shift in perspective of policy-making, from an activation approach grounded on employment to a more holistic one - where health, education, housing and emplyment are all considered important factors to improve outcomes for social inclusion of vulnerable people. Target groups include people with disabilities, disadvantaged young people, people with mental illness, single parent households, migrants and refugees, long-term unemployed and homeless people.

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Join the discussion on:

  •  how social services can best support people furthest from the labour market,
  •  how to coordinate different services,
  •  how to enhance public, private and third sector partnerships,
  •  how to improve use of EU funds to support projects on social inclusion of people furthest from the labour market.


What speakers will share:

Herwig Immervoll

Senior Economist and Head of Employment-Oriented Social Policies, OECD

Herwig will present a comparative analysis of barriers to accessing employment and the role of social services.


Ágota Scharle

Labour Economist and Senior Research Partner, Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis, Hungary

Ágota will share insights of a comparative analysis of activation and service integration reforms in different European countries.

Maite Peña

County Councillor for Social Policies, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Spain

Maite will present the 2016-2020 inclusion plan for the province of Gipuzkoa, which focuses on service integration and strong public-private partnerships.


Exhibition area: Showcase your project!

At the seminar we will have an exhibition area and we are currently selecting projects /practices to showcase. If you register two delegates and wish to showcase your work, ESN will assign you a space in the exhibition area where you can promote your activities. Please contact Ines Boursot with any questions.

Useful info 

The seminar will take place in Novotel Hotel Wien Hauptbahnhof, Canettistraße 6, 1100 Vienna. It will start on 5th November at 8:30am and will end on 6th November at 1:15pm.

The official dinner will take place in Restaurant 10er Marie - Ottakringer Str. 222-224, 1160 Wien


ESN’s work on active inclusion


European policy frameworks