To share good practice on inclusion and develop a general approach to inclusion, Committee 2 President Mihai Ritivoiu would like to initiate an interregional project.
Different regions, similar approaches?
What if inclusion were first and foremost a question of approach? This project idea, which was announced at the AER Spring 2017 Plenaries in London, and included in the Committee 2 work programme is based on the idea that inclusion strategies across Europe are likely to share commonalities. By identifying these commonalities regions could develop a grid for understanding, evaluating, improving and transferring policies.
At the upcoming Committee 2 Plenary meeting in Nancy AER members will discuss the issues addressed by this project, identify needs and stakeholder groups as well as useful outputs. This conversation is already starting in the AER Committees Slack team, if you are an AER member region and don’t yet have access to this team, please contact AER Coordinator for Policy and Knowledge exchange Johanna Pacevicius.
Based on the results of the Committee 2 Plenary meeting discussion, the AER Secretariat’s European projects team will identify potential funding opportunities. Further project development meetings will be organised throughout the year.
Can I join?
The project idea is at an early stage and it is still possible to contribute to shaping this idea into the best social policy practices exchange project ever! Regions and organisations interested in developing such an interregional project are invited to get in touch with AER Coordinator for Policy and Knowledge exchange Johanna Pacevicius
For detailed information check out the Commission 2 for Social Policy and Public Health Work programme.