Social investment is the key to emerge from the crisis

Eurotowns attended the conference Poverty and Inequality, organized by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Union, on 21-22 February2013 in Strasbourg.
The Task Team Social Inclusion was interested to learn about strategies, theoretical frameworks and networks to combat child poverty.

Social investment is key if we want to emerge from the crisis stronger, more cohesive and more competitive. Within existing budget constraints, Member States need to shift their focus to investment in human capital and social cohesion. This can make a real difference if we want to make real progress towards the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. Social Investment today helps to prevent Member States having to pay much higher financial and social bills tomorrow” declared László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Social Inclusion.

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