EAPN & Eurocities have just published a joint report on the EU Social Inclusion Strategy, on the basis of the outcomes of the conference they organised in Athens on 28 February and 1 March 2003. The conference aim was addressed in three parallel seminars: A) linking the levels, B) collaboration between the local actors and C) concrete actions. The report has four parts:
Part 1 summarises the conference opening plenary session.
Part 2 summarises the three seminars, which presented the fifteen local case studies, the three rapporteurs’ reports and some concluding reflections. The fifteen cases are from Malmö, Sachsen-Anhalt, Offaly, Barcelona, Antwerp, Bologna, Dublin, Stockholm, Aarhus, Newcastle, Trikala, Rotterdam, Glasgow, Lewisham and North Karelia.
Part 3 presents an overview of the issues raised by the experiences presented in the conference.
Part 4 brings together the conclusions and key points raised by the conference. Recommendations for making the EU Strategy work at the local level, in particular with regard to the second round of the NAPs Inclusion, are set out in a joint declaration from EAPN & Eurocities which was debated at the conference.