From 27-28 September 2016, the Urban Agenda Partnership on Urban Poverty assembled in Athens for a seminar followed by a Partnership meeting. The European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN) and the Partnership co-organised the seminar.
The Urban Poverty Partnership, coordinated by France and Belgium, came together with stakeholders from European city administrations, national ministries, practitioners in the social realm, and researchers working on urban poverty. The goal of the seminar was to identify the bottlenecks and potentials of the issues at stake and to generate input for the next phase of the Partnership: the definition of the objectives and deliverables, which constitute the core of the Action Plan.
The discussions took place in four interactive thematic workshops:
- on Identification of Urban Poverty,
- on Urban Poverty, Welfare and the Labour Market,
- on Urban Poverty and Public Services, and
- on Child Poverty.
The workshop results inform the Partnership's further work towards an Action Plan, defining and proposing ways to achieve better regulation, better funding, and better knowledge exchange on the topic of urban poverty.
The report on the seminar (27/09/2016) can be found HERE.