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February 2015
Cities take the lead in promoting LGBT policies
 
Cities can make a difference in LGBT rights in European countries where a conservative government or religious influence is holding back innovation. This spring the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will vote on the contents of a report on opportunities for cities and regions to guarantee LGBT people’s rights in Europe.
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Creating space for vulnerable people
 
In organising social support, we see the start of a bottom-up movement Kwartiermaken, a Dutch word that literally means creating a welcoming place in society for people who are vulnerable. Kwartiermaken is all about inclusion and room for being different. We would like to hear your ideas about this new approach.
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Need for new directions in activation
 
Various European countries are experiencing a transformation process in the social sector. Relationships between government, professionals and citizens are shifting. In the world of activation the time is ripe for innovation and a focus on impact on society. In this the Netherlands is not alone.
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Calendar
5th European Conference for Social Work Research
Conference   22 april 2015
Feantsa 2015 Homelessness Policy Conference
conference   19 june 2015
23rd European Social Service Conference
conference   6 july 2015
 
About Movisie
 
Sharing knowledge is a key aim of Movisie. We want to emphasize the importance of international knowledge transfer. The articles on our website and in this newsletter illustrate our ambition to work and cooperate internationally. Movisie contributes to a society in which people are empowered to full capacity.
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