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Social Platform

The Social Platform is an alliance of representative European federations and networks of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in the social sector. It is the largest network of European rights- and value-based civil society organisations working in the social sector. The Social Platform’s mission is to promote social justice and participatory democracy by voicing the concerns of its member organisations.

The Platform of European Social NGOs was established in 1995. Based in Brussels, it brings together 47 European organisations, federations and networks that work together to promote the social dimension of the EU. Member organisations include those campaigning for women, older people, people with disabilities, people who are unemployed, people affected by poverty, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, young people, children and families, as well as those working on issues such as social justice, lifelong learning, public health and racism. Together, they represent more than 2,800 national organisations, associations and voluntary bodies working at local, regional and national level. Through them, the Social Platform has a presence in every EU Member State.

See also: civil societyequal opportunitiesEuropean Economic and Social Committee

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