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SOLIDAR is working to ensure a stronger social dimension of the European Union. To do so, we have set up the Social Progress Watch Initiative, a tool to monitor and evaluate progress made towards a more social and cohesive Europe.
SOLIDAR’s main objective in the field of Social Affairs is to improve progress towards a more social Europe. Against the background of our European social fabric which has been seriously damaged by the economic crisis and by the effects of one-sided austerity policies, the SOLIDAR family of civil society organisations will advocate for a policy change that puts social consolidation back at the heart of EU policies.
Our members represent civic movements, bringing together millions of individuals, as well as service providers. They offer social and healthcare services, social services responding to needs across the life cycle as well as training and lifelong learning for vulnerable, socially excluded, disadvantaged and underprivileged people, migrants and asylum seekers. They have a long-standing tradition in the field of social services, education, training, leisure and cultural activities. As civic movements they contribute to the social cohesion of local communities, encourage civic engagement and mobilise social capital. They cooperate closely to promote solidarity, active inclusion and people’s empowerment in order to fight increasing poverty and social exclusion, rising levels of unemployment and declining citizens’ trust in the European project
The following areas will particularly increase in importance in the coming period:
As stated in SOLIDAR's New Strategic Orientation, published in June 2015