Conclusion of a five year partnership with nine EUROCITIES members on active inclusion
We have produced a video of the final event of the Cities for Active Inclusion partnership which took place at the end of September in Brussels. Ahead of next week’s third convention of the platform against poverty and social exclusion, the video is a timely reminder of the work cities do to help disadvantaged citizens. Cities are supporting and empowering people to become participating members of society and, if engaged and resourced, can make a critical contribution to implementing the European Commission's Social Investment Package.
The video contains interviews of Lieve Fransen, the European Commission’s director for social policies and Europe 2020 (DG Employment); Barcelona city councillor Irma Rognoni; Birmingham city councillor John Cotton; and our secretary general Paul Bevan.
The aim of the partnership was to share information, promote mutual learning and carry out research on the implementation of active inclusion strategies at local level. The partnership involved the cities of Barcelona, Birmingham, Bologna, Brno, Copenhagen, Lille Metropole Roubaix, Rotterdam, Sofia and Stockholm, and lasted five years.
To find out more about the Cities for Active Inclusion partnership, click here.