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Annual conference of the ESF transnational platform

The annual event of the ESF Transnational Platform will happen this year in Brussels on 1 and 2 June. This date will be the key moment for our community to take stock of what we have learned throughout this second year of activity, to work across the themes of our nine Networks, and also to explore new ways to strengthen transnational cooperation and to enhance the impact of the ESF.

The conference will bring together 250 participants – from ESF Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies, public authorities in charge of policy frameworks, social partners and NGOs working in countries or at European level, European Commission’s officers and the AEIDL team in charge of the Platform.

Please read:

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We will put together an enriching event, in which everyone has a chance to share their experience, comment on ESF and policy developments and learn from each other. To do so, you will be offered a dozen workshops where you can work interactively, inspirational sessions about the future of inclusion in a time of social investment, of training and work and of policy-making. Of course, the topical issues related to the ESF and to transnational cooperation will be at the core of our discussions. In particular, we aim make a push on transnational calls for proposals and on improving support to social innovation.

The ESF Transnational Platform's first seminar was held in June 2016, and featured many discussions at the crossroads between different Thematic Networks. We hope you will enjoy the new edition at least as much as you did last year!

We are looking forward to meeting you in Brussels on 1-2 June. You should receive an invitation shortly. Travel and accommodation will be organised directly by the contractors of the European Commission. Please do not book anything by yourself since we could not reimburse you. If you think you are not already in our contact list and the event is of interest for you, please contact us at


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Rue Gineste 3

1210 Brussels