On 11 October the European Commission held a major international conference and awards ceremony in Budapest at which was launched a new initiative of the Open Society Foundations, Mayors Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma Inclusion Network (MERI).
The European Commission is organising a seminar to achieve a better understanding of how EU rules on competition and state aid, internal market, public procurement and concessions are applied to social services.
The conference will look at the increased interdependency of cities, in environmental, social and economic terms; and the patterns of interaction between them.
The conference "Inequality and the crisis in Europe" is organized by Inequality Watch, the European network of inequality, and the Institute of European Studies at the University Paris 8.
EUROCITIES, the network of Europe’s largest cities, will gather around 200 mayors, vicemayors and local government leaders for its fifth Integrating Cities conference, taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 8 - 9 March 2012.
Our vision of CARE that respects the rights of individuals, guarantees access to services and promotes social inclusion.
The conference to be held in Brussels on 5-6 December will take stock of how inequalities develop and explore ways of how to mitigate them.
The purpose of the conference will be to take stock of the achievements of recent EU projects related to elder abuse and to exchange views about what needs and could be done at national and European level to protect the dignity and well-being of older people.
In support of the initiatives 'Youth on the Move' and 'European platform against poverty' the European Commission organises on 17-18 November an evidence-based and policy-oriented conference on 'Youth and Social Inclusion'.
The White Paper on Active Ageing will be presented on 3 November in the auditorium of Imserso’s Central Services, in Madrid.