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Executive Council & Task Team Social Inclusion Child poverty & Volunteers Sindelfingen 3-6 March 2013 (Draft agenda dated from 29th of January)

Executive Council Sunday 3rd or Monday 4 th of March Arrival of international guests at Sindelfingen NH Hotel For all Eurotowns members who already arrive to Sindelfingen on Sunday we will offer a welcome dinner Monday 4 th of March 10:00 – 16:00 Executive Council (documents will be sent separately by the Eurotowns secretariat) Lunch during the EC meeting 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break For the EC members who are not attending the TT SI meeting 16:30 Visit of the Schauwerk museum 20:00

Official Dinner

Task Team Social Inclusion: Child Poverty & Volunteers Monday 4 th of March Arrival of international guests at Sindelfingen NH Hotel 16:30-16:45 Welcome speech Short introduction of Sindelfingen (Florina Retzbach) Short introduction of the Task Team Social Inclusion (Birgitta Berg) 16:45-17.30 Introduction - Presentation of the Task Team Social Inclusion - Short presentation of each participant: kind of job, expectations of the meeting (NO powerpoints!) 17:30- 18:00 Poverty and Inequalities: Conference of the Council of Europe, 21 22 February, report from Florina Retzbach and Leonie Hulshof 20:00

Official dinner

Tuesday 5th of March 9:00 City Hall 9:00 -11:00

1st Session: Problem identification Each city presents their point of view regarding the questions: - How does children poverty look like in your city? / What does poverty in this field mean? What kind of child poverty is existing in your city (economical, social, etc.) - What is the main problem if we talk about children in poverty? - How are the compentences in this field devided between the governmental levels in your country? / What is the role of the local government?

11:00- 11:15 Coffee break 11:15- 13:00 2nd Session: Volunteering as part of the solution? The participants try to find answers to the following questions: - What should we resolve first? - How can we use the power of volunteering of our citizens to reduce the negative effects of poverty for children? - Do we have examples in our cities of volunteering initiatives in this respect?

13:00- 14:00


14:00 -15:30 Study visit “Child and youth welfare service� in Sindelfingen 16:00 -17:00 3rd Session: Other issues regarding youth e.g. drop outs, mismatch education and labour market 17:00- 18:00 Conclusion - Summerize the solutions - Ideas and possibilities of european projects - Benefits of transnational cooperation 19:30


Wednesday 6th of March Departure of the international guests

Executive Council&Task Team Social Inclusion Child poverty & Volunteers