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:
- Opening up quality pathways for young people
- Investing in children and breaking the cycle of disadvantage: paving the way to a better future
- Intergenerational fairness and combatting youth poverty: making the European Social Model work for everyone today and tomorrow
- Addressing social inclusion challenges of young people in urban areas
- Addressing social inclusion challenges of young people with disabilities
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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