Save the Date for our autumn Social Affairs Forum meeting that will take place on 22-24 October 2019 in Warsaw. The forum’s theme is: ‘Inclusive Cities for All: How to ensure social inclusion and well-being for all ages?’
The focus of the meeting will be on the role of cities as active agents to deliver social inclusion and well-being for all people through municipal programmes and services tailored to the specific needs at all ages. We will pay special attention to children, young people, older workers and the elderly, who are the age groups most at risk of poverty and social exclusion. We will learn from Warsaw and other cities in Europe how to use EU funding, in particular ESF and ERDF, to support new projects for social inclusion and well-being of the most vulnerable groups and how to capitalise and scale up such projects into city policies.
The two-day Forum meeting will see more than 120 representatives from over 50 European cities learning from one another during panel debates, workshops, site visits, speednetworking sessions and a political side event. Through mutual learning and exchange of innovative approaches, city officers and politicians will become more aware and ready to make cities more inclusive and better prepared to tackle the demographic change in cities and see it as a potential for developing human capital and more cohesive communities.