The report 'Cities for Active Inclusion: investing in an inclusive society' distills the key findings from our Cities for Active Inclusion partnership and concludes with five recommendations for the implementation of the EU’s recently adopted Social Investment Package (SIP).
The results of the Cities for Active Inclusion partnership included in our new publication leave little doubt that our frontline municipalities are key players and can take the lead in supporting and empowering people to become participating members of society. Our many good practice examples demonstrate both innovation and impact. City authorities, if engaged and resourced, will make a critical contribution to implementing the Social Investment Package.
The key recommendations are:
1. Improve visibility of the active inclusion principles in the key EU initiatives and programmes
2. Raise awareness of how active inclusion works in practice and promote mutual learning
3. Improve the funding for active inclusion by allocating dedicated ring-fenced funds; the funds need to be accessible to cities
4. Broaden the scope of the active inclusion strategy so that it includes education and urban regeneration for instance
5. Involve local governments in all phases of active inclusion strategies development
The conclusions were presented at the partnership's final conference that took place on 25 September in the Committee of the Regions.
You can find the full publication here.