During an Informal meeting which took place on July 12 and 13 in Lefkosia (Nicosia), the Cyprus Presidency, EU Ministers of Employment and Social Policy discussed the participatory processes and the involvement of the Social Partners, Non-Governmental Organisations and local authorities in the implementation of the “Europe 2020” Strategy, discussions showed a common understanding in acknowledging of the role of stakeholders and the need to enhance their contribution at national and regional level in developing the necessary reforms to the labour market for Europe’s economic and social prosperity.
The focus points of this meeting included:
-“The knowledge of local realities a tool for 'Europe 2020' success” with three different workshops on boosting Europe’s employment, fighting poverty and social exclusion and strengthening their involvement throughout the European Semester.
-“Priority to growth and job creation” in accordance with the Commission's “Employment Package” that aims to give priority to growth and job creation and the importance of fiscal consolidation.
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