The kick off meeting of the “Urban partnership on Jobs and Skills in the local economy” has taken place in Bruxelles on the 22 February.
This partnership is coordinated by City of Rotterdam (The Netherlands), City of Jelgava (Latvia) - Romania (Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds) and it is one of the 4 partnership starting in 2017 in the framework of the Urban Agenda of the EU. The partnership is composed by around 20 partners, being cities, member states, European Commission, EUROCITIES and other organisations.
The Partnership on Jobs and Skills in the local economy aims at improving EU/national/local legislation, funding instruments and knowledge sharing with the goal of realising the full potential and contribution of urban areas towards the Union’s long term objectives of sustainable growth and social, economic and territorial cohesion.
During the kick off meeting the partners discussed the orientation paper prepared by the three coordinators, including specific themes to be addressed, working groups to be established and efficient working procedures. The orientation paper will be finalised by the partnership in a cooperative spirit based on consensus and will be validated by the member states of the European Union in their forthcoming Urban Development Group meetings later in Spring.
More info here: http://urbanagendaforthe.eu/partnerships/
Contact person: Giorgio Zecca – Giorgio.firstname.lastname@example.org