Reinforcing the EU Inclusion Strategy was the ambitious aim set out by EAPN in organising a conference on 14 April 2005 on the occasion of the Luxembourg presidency of the European Union, with the participation of the Luxembourg Minister for Minister for Family and Integration Marie-José Jacobs, currently President of the Employment and Social Affairs Council.
The objectives for this conference were:
- To encourage a reinforcing of the EU Inclusion Strategy, including the adoption of a mainstreaming approach, in the context of the Enlarged EU
- To create attention to the EU Inclusion Strategy in the context of the renewed EU Institutions
- To share experiences on the work of EAPN members