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, born 1941 in Frankfurt/Main.
Studies in law and sociology.
Scientific research for his
doctorate and development work from 1966 to 1977 in Black Africa.
Our first session was address by ...
Our first session was address by Dirk Jarre who is the International Cooperation Officer for Eurag-Europe, the European Federation of Older Persons with 140 member organisations (including EBU) in 40 European Countries.
Dirk is also the Vice President of the Social Platform in Brussels and chairs its permanent working group on Social Policy.
SocialPlatform - Platform of European Social NGOs
European Federation of Older Persons (EURAG)
Dirk Jarré has been elected vice-president of the Social Platform in March 2007.
Dirk is presently International Cooperation Officer for EURAG, the European Federation of Older persons.
From 2000 to 2004, Dirk has been active in the management of the Social Platform, first as treasurer and then as vice-president.
A former president of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the Liaison Committee of NGOs enjoying consultative status with the Council of Europe, he has been the founding president of the European Council for Non-Profit Organisations (CEDAG) and the European Social Action Network (ESAN).
After having been active in development issues in Black Africa, Dirk has worked for 25 years as head of the international department of the German Association for Public and Private Welfare.
In this responsibility, he
has cooperated closely with the Council of Europe, the European Union
and the United Nations
in the areas of social rights, social policy and the promotion of civil dialogue.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung- New York Office
Dirk Jarré, Director, International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), Germany
UNECE Annual Session discusses challenge of European compliance with Millennium Declaration - 01gen18e.htm
DIRK JARRE, Secretary-General of the German National Committee of the International Council on Social Welfare, remarked that when addressing poverty, it was essential to create a sustainable response dealing with social, economic and environmental matters.There had to be a structured civil dialogue, moreover, including full consultation with relevant non-governmental organizations (NGOs).The resulting strategy should be firmly grounded in fundamental rights, and particularly fundamental social rights, reflecting standards contained in relevant international instruments.People should be treated not merely as consumers or economic units, but as citizens with all the rights of citizenship.It wasn't the function of social policy to serve economic performance; rather economic policy must underpin important social goals.The goal must be establishment of a cohesive, just society, where each person could have access to the rights, goods, and services he needed.The cost for establishing such a society should not fall on those who were poorest or most vulnerable.