Cities for Active Inclusion research presented at final conference


Our Cities for Active Inclusion partnership presents its findings at a final event in Brussels today (25 September 2013)

Meeting at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, over 100 participants gathered to hear about the findings of our five-year Cities for Active Inclusion partnership.

The findings of this collaborative research are contained in a new report, ‘Investing in an inclusive society’ which was launched at the event. The report explores the ways in which different European cities are implementing active inclusion policies to ensure that the most vulnerable groups are able to participate actively in society.  

The partnership has also produced several collections of good practices looking at different aspects of active inclusion, from young people to demographic change and social innovation.

Keynote speakers at the event include Pervenche Berès, MEP and chairwoman of the European Parliament’s committee on employment and social affairs, and Audrius Bitinas, Lithuanian vice minister for social security and labour.

Political representatives from Cities for Active Inclusion Bologna, Birmingham, Barcelona and Copenhagen will debate cities’ role in active inclusion. Other panel discussions are focusing on youth unemployment, demographic change in European cities and social return on investment. These will feature representatives from the EU and international institutions, NGOs and academia, as well as those responsible for specific active inclusion projects in our member cities.

You can follow the event live on Twitter using the hashtag #CfAI2013.

To find out more about Cities for Active Inclusion, visit or take a look at the publications below.