The think-tank group meeting of the IXE Group, Semaines Sociales de France, was held in September 6-7, 2013, in Brussels. Topical social issues in Europe were discussed. Key analysists from EC participated in the meeting: G.Fisher, analyst of social issues and inclusion (EC); M.Cerutti, director of BUSINESS EUROPE; J.Vignon, President of Semaines Sociales de France; Secretary General of SSF B.Chenevez and the head of the foreign relations dept. J.Touzel; invited analysts of social and religous issues from five European countries. Rector of LChrA prof. S.Gūtmane presented an overview of “Religious freedom: Latvian case”.