The Minister for Employment Celestino Corbacho opened the conference, highlighting the key role of social NGOs in delivering effective targeted support for disadvantaged groups and working with emloyers to ensure sustainable employment. The conference explored best practices on access to employment and policy proposals on employment and inclusion, as well as concerns about the new Europe 2020 strategy and its impact on inclusion and on Structural Fund programmes.
EAPN intervened in the Round Table on Europa 2020 highlighting EAPN’s key messages and highlighting the need to ensure an interated Active Inclusion approach to supporting people excluded from the labour market, backed by Structural Funds. See programme here. For more information contact:: Sian Jones, Policy Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.