EUROCITIES participated in an event organised by the European Commission on cooperating to integrate the most deprived people at local level.
More than 100 experts from across Europe met in Brussels on 8-9 December to discuss how to provide support at local level for the most deprived people.
The conference, organised by the European Commission, was an opportunity to discuss the challenges and practical tools to promote Roma inclusion.
EUROCITIES members Dortmund, Ghent, Gothenburg, Oslo and Utrecht presented their approaches.
The Commission and Council of Europe announced the forthcoming launch of a programme to support transnational cooperation of local authorities in the field of Roma inclusion. This is a welcome development resulting from a broad consultation in which our Roma taskforce had participated.
A summary of the main messages coming out of the event can be found here.