The Social Platform was established in 1995 to create a platform for dialogue between social organizations and EU institutions. The Platform directs the attention of the main EU decision-making bodies to the need to develop social policy, respect fundamental human rights, and deal with the problems of homelessness, racism and discrimination. SP runs a number of campaigns for social justice, the rights of people with disabilities, and guaranteed social welfare in the EU Constitution. The common stance of the organizations united in the SP is communicated during conferences, campaigns, seminars, and regular meetings with representatives of EU institutions. The association also facilitates the flow of information about EU social policy initiatives to interested member states. Another goal of the Platform is to increase the role of NGOs in public discussion of the shaping of European society.