On 13 and 14 December 2018, the 6th meeting of the Jobs and Skills in the Local Economy Partnership took place in Berlin, Germany. Following the agreement over the Partnership’s Action Plan at the DGUM Meeting in November 2018, this meeting represented the official beginning of the implementation phase of the work of this Partnership.
During the meeting, Partners shared their ideas for the implementation of each of the Actions and reflected upon the next steps of the Partnership. The Coordinators of the Partnership – representatives from Jelgava, Rotterdam and Romania – stressed the importance of this new phase and encouraged partners to keep the political commitments and promote the Partnership’s activities and results.
For their part, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, DG REGIO, explained that the implementation phase could be the most challenging and important one to the Urban Agenda for the EU.
In parallel, with the aim of assisting Partners with the planning of the implementation of Actions, the Secretariat presented an ‘implementation plan template’ to help translate the goals and objectives of the Partnership into concrete outputs. Action Leaders were asked to fill them in and share them with the rest of the Partnership.
Overall, it was a successful meeting where partners exchanged ideas for the implementation of the different Actions and decided on the organisation of work for the coming weeks and months.
The next Partnership meeting will take place in April or May 2019 to take stock of the progress achieved during the first quarter of the year.
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