working groups for social affairs

Each forum is able to set up a certain number of working groups focusing on specific policy issues. Each working group has a specific remit and tasks, for example preparing a position paper on a particular topic, or managing activities such as a European project or campaign.

Each working group consists of individuals, nominated by member cities, who are considered as having relevant knowledge and expertise. Each working group is chaired by a member city, which is also responsible for reporting back to the relevant forum on the results achieved.

Education

This working group (WG) is dedicated to fulfill young people’s potential though education. The participating cities took an active role in identifying methods to prevent school drop-outs and to improve the...

Employment

This working group (WG) focuses on employment policies at local level. The cities are committed to provide good practices and policies for integrated and quality social services to people, to ensure their...

Homelessness

This working group (WG) is committed to combat homelessness in cities, by having an integrated approach on prevention and active inclusion of homeless population. The main focus of the cities is to...

Housing

This working group (WG) focuses on the role of social and affordable housing in fostering social cohesion in cities. The main issues addressed by the WG are the affordable housing, social housing and housing...

Migration and integration

This working group (WG) is focused on guiding the cities to embrace the diversity of their population and ensure equal opportunities for their population. The aim of the WG is to use a bottom-up approach to...

Roma inclusion working group

This working group (WG) is committed to fight discrimination and exploitation, and foster the inclusion of Europe's biggest minority – Roma community. The cities part of the WG are exchanging good practices...

Smart Social Inclusion

This working group (WG) focuses on efficient budget spending for better and innovative social outcomes, and on cities' role in promoting social entrepreneurship and social economy. The members of the group...

Urban Ageing

This working group (WG) is dedicated to raise awareness and improve strategies for age-friendly environments in cities. By focusing on sharing good practices on active and healthy ageing, the cities work on...

Urban Ageing

This working group (WG) is dedicated to raise awareness and improve strategies for age-friendly environments in cities. By focusing on sharing good practices on active and healthy ageing, the cities work on...