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