This conference aims to exchange best practices of cooperation in different Member States and to reflect on the provision of social Services of General Interest at the European level. The meeting should feature presentations of different solutions and ideas from France, Germany and Poland:
- the "decentralized" model of the "Centres communaux d'action sociale" (France);
- the "institutional" model of the German Association of Public and Private Welfare;
- and a model project from Poland called "Platforms of social services";
- the Members of the EESC Permanent Study Group on Services of General Interest will also be encouraged to present solutions from their own countries.