To celebrate Europe Day in the weeks leading up to the European elections, the EU institutions will open their doors to the public in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. Local EU offices in Europe and all over the world will also organise a variety of activities and events for all ages.
The European Commission, together with the Greek Presidency of the European Council, organised a launch conference for the new programming period of the European Social Fund.
The European Commission organises the Conference "Telling the Story – Communicating European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020" in Brussels on 9-10 December 2013.
The European Commission in co-operation with Transparency International is organising on 3 December 2013 between 9 and 5pm in Brussels a Conference on anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures in relation to the use of European Structural and Investment Funds.
In the conference held in Brussels on 26 April, EURES Members were invited to take part in presentations about the future funding of EURES through the European Social Fund (ESF), as well as meeting with representatives from ESF in their respective countries and on the European level.
The conference will discuss with policy makers and practitioner how to best shape EU support to social innovation in the context of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion.
As the continuation of the series of High Level Events (HLE), organised in Hungary in 2009 and in Romania in 2010, the European Commission is organising the next HLE in Slovakia.
The ESF Learning Network "Community of Practice for Inclusive Entrepreneurship" - COPIE 2 will hold a conference on "Kick-starting Economic Recovery - the Role of Entrepreneurship in the Structural Funds" on 31 March - 1 April in Berlin.
As a follow up to the 2008 EU Roma Summit in Brussels and the High Level Events in Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc, Pecs and Szeged in October 2009 – and in the context of the EY2010 (fight against poverty and social exclusion), the Commission organised in Budapest on 15 September 2010 a seminar on how to facilitate the use of EU funds to support projects aimed at the integration of the Roma.
The main objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy is to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.