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24/04/2017

Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2017 - #ACIG2017

Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2017 - #ACIG2017

The Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth took place on 24 April. It brought together policy makers and civil society to discuss what the EU can do to ensure that all citizens reap the benefits of truly inclusive growth.

The EU needs to step up its efforts to develop, along with Member States, long-term solutions to improve its social dimension by:

  • fighting poverty;
  • increasing employment;
  • strengthening social cohesion and inclusion for all

Youth and social inclusion in the spotlight

This year, the one-day event focused on the social inclusion of young people and the solutions that exist for them to reach their full potential. The plenary debate and the workshops tackled specific issues and led to conclusions and policy recommendations pointing to concrete ways forward.

Interactive workshops for audience engagement

Five morning workshops tackled the social inclusion of young people from different perspectives:

Side events gave participants the chance to share their experience in the afternoon while a ‘speed-dating’ session boosted networking and opened up opportunities for participants to work together in the future.

The Convention was opened by Marianne Thyssen, the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility and was closed by Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue.

For any questions about the Convention, please write to empl-acig@ec.europa.eu.

If you couldn't attend the conference, you have the opportunity to read the Conference report and follow the topic via Twitter with the hashtag #ACIG2017.


Pictures on Flickr


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  • City: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Address: MCE Conference Centre Rue de l'Aqueduc 118 - Bruxelles 1050