9-10 Oct. 2014 | Vienna, Austria

Venue: Federal Ministry for Employment, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Stubenring 1 A-1010 ViennaRationale:High-level meeting to foster cooperation and institutional capacity for Roma integration at the interfaces of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), the National Roma Strategies and the European Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF)Both the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the National Strategies for Roma Integration are a considerable contribution to European integration and in order to reach the targets of the EU2020 Strategy on the local, national and macro-regional level, especially with regard to the headline target “Fighting poverty and social exclusion”, but also in relation to the targets related to education and employment. The vast majority of European Roma lives in the 14 countries of the Danube Region. Roma integration is also one of the main aims of the EUSDR. Moreover, the EUSDR can provide an interface towards third countries in the Danube Region and towards the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). At the beginning of the new multiannual financial framework, the main aim of the meeting is to bring together key stakeholders of European Strategies and of Managing Authorities of the ESIF and other funds and to thereby provide a much focussed approach of policy and project development related to Roma Inclusion in the Danube Region.Complete information: http://www.danube-capacitycooperation.eu/item/664294  

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