EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Warsaw, on 22-24 October, will look into social inclusion and well-being for all ages

forums
date
16-07-2019
start date
22-10-2019
end date
24-10-2019
organised by
EUROCITIES and city of Warsaw
address
Centrum Nauki Kopernik (Copernicus Science Centre), 20 Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie st., 00-390 Warsaw
country
Poland
url
https://saf-warsaw2019.eventbrite.com

Join our EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum in Warsaw, on 22-24 October, to be inspired and learn about ‘Inclusive Cities: Ensuring social inclusion and well-being for all ages’!

The focus of the meeting will be on the role of cities as active agents to deliver social inclusion and well-being for all people through municipal programmes and services tailored to the specific needs at all ages. We will pay special attention to children, young people, older workers and the elderly, who are the age groups most at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Therefore, the discussions will concentrate on the role of cities in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights principles 11 - childcare and support to children, 16 - healthcare and 18 - long-term care. We will learn from Warsaw and other cities in Europe how to use EU funding, in particular ESF and ERDF, to support new projects for social inclusion and well-being of the most vulnerable groups and how to capitalise and scale up such projects into city policies.

About the event

The two-day meeting will see more than 120 representatives from over 50 European cities learning from one another innovative approaches to make their cities more inclusive and better prepared to tackle the demographic change and see it as a potential for developing human capital and more cohesive communities. All discussions will feed into Social Affairs statement on a Social Europe.

>       A special moment for cities pledges and contribution to a Social Europe
Building on the EUROCITIES initiative ‘Inclusivecitie4all: Social Rights in My City’, in Warsaw we aim to have a special moment for cities politicians to announce the pledges implementing the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights at local level. Starting from the concrete contribution of cities to build an inclusive Europe, the politicians will engage in a discussion with representatives of EU institutions on the vision of cities for a Social Europe.
 
>      Knowledge sharing – speednetworking and site visits
Participants will have the opportunity to exchange views on how to ensure a good start in life for all children and young people, and on delivering accessible and age-friendly services. During the speed-networking, 10 cities will have the opportunity to present their innovative practices to address these challenges. By visit seven different implemented ESF-funded projects, cities experts will have the opportunity to learning how to transfer and upscale lessons from EU projects in Warsaw.
 
>      Co-creation of innovative actions to new social challenges
Cities experts will co-create new solutions to tackle five concrete social challenges at local level, especially connected to child poverty, well-being of young people, unequal access to care services and adapting to demographic change. The session is designed to strengthen the capacity of cities to co-create new possible solutions, nurture city-to-city collaborations for new pilots of social innovation and develop new methods of collaborative learning between cities.

The key questions we will address during the SAF

  • How can cities promote healthy lives and well-being for all people at all ages? 
  • What (more) can cities do to ensure a good start in life for all children and young people?
  • How can cities ensure equal access to healthcare and social care services for at-risk age groups?
  • Which new solutions for age-friendly services can cities use to adapt to demographic change?

The expected outcomes

  • Announce new city pledges to implement the principles of the EU Pillar of Social Rights at local level
  • Present EUROCITIES vision on the future of social Europe from the perspective of cities
  • At least 5 cities, whose pressing social challenges are explored in-depth in workshops, will benefit from new ideas for actionable solutions that can lead to piloting new projects (e.g. 5th UIA call)
  • 120 participants from 50 cities will gain new know-how, skills and inspiration from exchanging their innovative policies on how to promote well-being at all ages and ensure equal access to care services

First paper free forum meeting

We have also prepared a surprise for you! Together with the city of Warsaw we are working for the FIRST PAPER FREE forum meeting. This means that beside the access to the online documents, we will soon launch an application that will guide you during the two days. Stay tuned!

Join us in Warsaw to voice the role of cities in social inclusion and well-being for citizens, by registering until 4 October here: https://saf-warsaw2019.eventbrite.com
   DRAFT programme - SAF Warsaw, 22-24 October 2019download/preview this file
    APPLICATION FORM speednetworking - Good practices in cities, SAF Warsaw, 22-24 October 2019download/preview this file
    APPLICATION FORM co-creation - Real case scenarios of city challenges, SAF Warsaw, 22-24 October 2019download/preview this file
    PRACTICAL INFORMATION - Social Affairs Forum, Warsaw, 22-24 Octoberdownload/preview this file

EUROCITIES staff contact

Patricia Couti
patricia.couti@eurocities.eu