STRATEGIC MEETING “FOSTERING COOPERATION AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY FOR ROMA INTEGRATION IN THE DANUBE REGION”, VIENNA, 9-10 OCTOBER
Thursday, 9th October 2014 at 2pm – 2pm Friday, 10th October
Location: Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Stubenring 1, A-1010 Vienna
This event is in the past.
Strategic meeting to foster cooperation and institutional capacity for Roma integration at the interfaces of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), the National Roma Strategies and EU Funds
Both the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the National Strategies for Roma Integration are a considerable contribution to European integration and in order to reach the targets of the EU2020 Strategy on the local, national and macro-regional level, especially with regard to the headline target “Fighting poverty and social exclusion”, but also in relation to the targets related to education and employment. Social Inclusion is also of major importance in the framework of the Southeast Europe 2020 Strategy. The vast majority of European Roma lives in the 14 countries of the Danube Region. Roma integration is also one of the main aims of the EUSDR. Moreover, the EUSDR can provide an interface towards non-EU member states in the Danube Region and towards the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). At the beginning of the new multiannual financial framework, the main aim of the meeting is to bring together key stakeholders of European Strategies and of Managing Authorities of the ESIF and other funds and to thereby provide a much focussed approach of policy and project development related to Roma Integration in the Danube Region. The goal of better spending of EU funds in the macro-region shall be strongly related to Roma integration, especially with regard to the ESIF, but also EU funds for (potential) candidate countries and countries of the European Neighbourhood.
The meeting was jointly organised by the Austrian National Roma Contact Point, as well as Priority Area 10 “Stepping up Institutional Capacity and Cooperation” and Priority Area 9 “Investing in People and Skills” of the EUSDR.
- Meeting minutes
- Outlet of the even
- PowerPoint presentations
- Practical info
- Backgroumd paper Roma inclusion-A policy field of high priority for the cities of the Danube area
This meeting was financed with EU funds.