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EU Commission conference on social policy innovation

The conference will focus on the role of social policy innovation and social investment in implementing structural reforms at country level and delivering on the Europe 2020 objectives.

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May 19, 2014 11:00 am to
May 20, 2014 02:00 pm


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels


Participants to the event include EU and national decision-makers, stakeholders from the public and private sectors, civil society organisations, leading experts and researchers.

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he conference will report on the experiences of the recent past and examine more in depth how EU countries will be best supported for social policy innovation and social policy experimentation through the newProgramme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

The event will also analyse how EU countries are starting to put in practice the priority given to social policy innovation in the new programming period of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds, in particular the European Social Fund.

Commissioner László Andor will open the conference, which is structured around four thematic sessions:

  • Social policy reforms: the role of social policy innovation, social investments and knowledge-sharing
  • Social policy innovation: using the potential of ESI Funds
  • Partnerships for innovation in social policies
  • Evidence-based research relevant for policy making

For more information, go to the European Commission website.

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