The European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion organised a conference on "Restoring socio-economic convergence in Europe" in Brussels on 10 October 2013.
The European Union (EU) Delegation to the United Nations (UN) will host an event on "Mobilising the potential of older persons to create societies for all ages" on 14 August between 1.15pm and 2.30pm in New York.
The 6th EU-India Seminar on Employment and Social Policy dedicated to social protection took place in Brussels on 24 and 25 June.
Some 320 participants attended the fourth Demography Forum, which took place on 6-7 May in Brussels.
The aim of this conference was to present the Social Investment Package – as adopted by the European Commission on 20 February 2013 – to a target audience of Member States officials, elected representatives, civil society, social partners, the private sector and others.
The Commission in partnership with the Cyprus Presidency held the Second Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion on 5-6-7 December in Brussels.
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.
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.