Romania: the Joint Social Conference

The second edition of the Joint Social Conference took place took place on 22 October in Bucharest , event that gather around 130 participants from trade unions and NGOs both from Romania and nine countries of Europe ( Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, etc)

The event represents a common platform for trade unions and civil society organisations having the purpose to construct a social initiative in fighting against the crisis with all its consequences on the working and leaving conditions for the population both in Western and Eastern countries of the Europe.

The main objectives of the conference in Romania were to find alternatives and concrete solutions to actual antisocial policies of the European Governments which under the pretext of the crisis are attacking the public sector, violate the principles of the welfare state, affect the working and living conditions of their populations. The main topics for debates were the economic governance and fight against corruption which is spreading and undermines the economies in a number of European countries.
The Conference issues a declaration, which was supported by all participants, in which both unions and civil society organizations condemn the anti-social politics of the European governments and ask for the respect and proper application of national and European legislation in force.