Message from Oonagh, President of Volonteurope

I wanted just to update you about two organisations in which we are involved.

Piotr is a member of the Social Platform Management Committee and I attend the Steering Group.  The Steering Group helps the Secretariat and MC set the strategic direction of the organisation.  You can find out more about the activities of the Social Platform here www.socialplatform.org .  It is a network of networks which focuses on implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and a whole range of social issues.  Do sign up for the email and keep in touch with its activities.  Very soon, there will be elections for the President and other positions on the Management Committee.

I am on the Steering Group of Civil Society Europe.  This is also a network of networks which seeks to be the interlocutor of civil society organisations and the institutions of the European Union in the same way as Business Europe does for the business community.  You can find out more about it here https://civilsocietyeurope.eu/about-us/ .  CSE is organising the third version of the European Civic Academy in Poland at the end of March.  Here is the invitation and details on how to register.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you want more information about either the Social Platform or Civil Society Europe.

Oonagh