Social Enterprise as part of an integrated approach to Roma inclusion 


Launch of report 'Mapping The Salvation Army's work with Roma across Europe

26th September 2017 (2-5pm), European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels

The event aims to highlight the potential of social enterprise, as well as identify barriers and areas for development to better reach excluded communities such as Roma. A bilateral project (supported by Norway Grants) from The Salvation Army Norway/Romania will be presented, demonstrating an integrated approach to Roma inclusion. The project comprises of work training and employment based on The Salvation Army business model FRETEX in Norway which is the largest vocational rehabilitation company in Norway and  the largest second-hand chain store in Norway. Based on this model, six shops and one sorting centre have been established in Romania, whilst vulnerable families are provided with better access to basic services in education, health and social protection, including an after-school programme, drawn together through two community centres. 

The event aims to draw together two priority issues at EU level of both Roma inclusion and social enterprise/ social economy, and to encourage links to be made on both issues, between the European Commission and also civil society actors. Participants will also receive a copy of a new mapping report which gives an overview of the diverse work of The Salvation Army with Roma across Europe and highlights the role of The Salvation Army as a key actor in the inclusion of Roma. 

See the draft AGENDA here

REGISTRATION HERE by 5th September


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On 18th October The EU Affairs Office of The Salvation Army is organising an evening event to be hosted by the Chapel for Europe in Brussels to launch the European mapping report showcasing of The Salvation Army and its Anti-Human Trafficking activities. This event is aimed at Brussels based NGOs, churches, Members of European Parliament and the other representatives of EU institutions. For more information and to register for this event, see here

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