Information session on the Committee of the Regions survey (19 February 2013)
Within the context of a comprehensive assessment of the state of play of the Europe 2020 strategy and its flagship initiatives, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) has started preparing a survey on the ’European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion’, as seen from a regional perspective. The result of this survey will feed into a Conference on the same topic that the CoR will hold on 29 May 2013 in Brussels.
The Conference ’European platform against poverty’ on 29 May 2013 aims to collect good practices, and evidence-based cases from different regions. This seminar will be the fourth in a series of CoR events and monitoring initiatives surrounding the mid-term review of Europe 2020 in 2014.
The flagship initiative of "European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion" is a dynamic framework for action which follows the following five principles:
This initiative - as part of the Social Investment Package - would contribute to the Europe 2020 poverty target, to reduce the number of people living in poverty by 20 million.
Survey - Assessment of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion flagship initiative
The Committee of the Regions (CoR) fully backs Europe 2020 and its seven Flagship Initiatives and is eager to support, develop and make progress in each of the key theme areas namely Innovation, Employment, Digitalisation, Climate Change, Globalisation, Education and Poverty.
The European Commission decided to make a mid-term review in 2014. This will enable the EU to assess progress so far and to take additional measures if needed.
To contribute to the forthcoming mid-term review of Europe 2020, the Committee of the Regions invites all EU local and regional authorities to assess the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiatives and their relevance to local and regional actions.
As part of the CoR’s contribution it will be holding a series of conferences covering each of these thematic events from December 2012 – December 2013. In preparation for these events we are inviting local and regional authorities:
1) to complete a brief survey on each of the Flagship Initiatives
2) to share their own success stories and good practises.
The aims of this survey are to:
The deadline for contributions is 22 April 2013
Europe 2020 and flagship initiatives in a nutshell
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