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Weekly Update - June 3, 2011‏

Social Platform campaigns and activities

EU News
Poland presents EU presidency priorities
On July 1 Poland takes over the EU presidency. On May 31, the country presented its presidency programme, focusing on three priorities.
    h the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. The Council mentioned that SGEI play a key role to strengthen the confidence of Europeans in the single market.
EP public services intergroup meets with Judge Lenaerts: analysis
At the EP Public Services Intergroup meeting on May 30, Koen Lenaerts, Judge at the European Court of Justice, gave his interpretation on art. 14 TFEU. Members can read our analysis.
Members' News

&n bsp; AGE launches campaign on collective redress
    AGE Platform Europe joined forces with other NGOs in a campaign led by the European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC) to urge the Commission to move forward the discussions on Collective Redress, which have being going on for a long time without any concrete outcomes.

    CECODHAS launches report on involvement of inhabitants for sustainable housing

    To celebrate European Neighbours' Day, CECODHAS
    Housing Europe launched the report "The place of Inhabitan ts: Residents Participation in Creating Sustainable Housing and Neighbourhoods" , outlining the importance of involvement of inhabitants in decision-making and delivery of social housing.

    The Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Unio

    A delegation of the European Disability Forum (EDF) met with President Barroso, who committed to ensuring the right enforcement of the UN Convention throughout the Commission.

    The European Women's Lobby (EWL) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) denounced recent developments in Hungary predicating a denial of women's basic sexual and reproductive rights.

    FEANTSA welcomes call for European Homelessness Strategy

    The European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) welcomed the commitment of the Fr ench Secretary of State for Housing to engage in a European Homelessness Strategy, and his call on the Commission to establish a steering group to guide its development.

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