SOLIDAR Annual General Assembly 2012
SOLIDAR’s 2012 Annual General Assembly which took place yesterday (7 June) in the European Parliament focused strongly on the social consequences of the crisis and the role of civil society in providing alternative responses. SOLIDAR President stated: “We need a SOLIDAR which represents people from all over Europe, bringing together civil society and labour movement organisations, people who believe in democracy and who have a message for how to get out of the crisis”.
Lots of change took place this year, with a new Board elected to guide the SOLIDAR network’s work over the next 3 years. See a full list of the new Board. The report on the network’s activities and the political choices presented by the Secretary General, Conny Reuter, was endorsed and fully supported. 4 new important members joined the network: AOF Norway, GFTU, WEA UK and BFI - Institute for Vocational advancement Upper Austria.
This means that SOLIDAR now brings together 59 member organisations in 25 countries (see list of members). With this enlarged constituency and around our three pillars of work (social, international, education), we are a relevant and leading force for change in Europe and, together with our partners of the Global Network, ready to cooperate with progressive political forces, trade unions and other civil society organisations in Europe and globally.