Fighting poverty and social exclusion
On 29 May, the Committee of the Regions will hold a conference on the role of Europe's regions and cities in fighting poverty and social exclusion. Topics of the one-day event will be local aspects of the recently adopted Social Investment Package, urban and rural dimensions of poverty and social exclusion, and transnational cooperation between regional and local authorities on these issues. Among the speakers, the will be members of the CoR, colleagues from the European Commission, representatives from local authorities and stakeholder organisations, and academics presenting positions, cases studies and funding opportunities during the period 2014-2020. Programme and registration: http://cor.europa.eu/en/news/events/Pages/poverty-social-exclusion.aspx.
The event can be followed live on the internet on 29 May between 9:30 and 16:00 CET: www.cor.europa.eu.