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First Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsibe for Social Cohesion
"Investing in social cohesion – investing in stability and the well-being of society"



It focused particularly on the High-Level Task Force report as a starting point to transform its recommendations in concrete programmes and actions. The Conference encouraged renewed political commitment to social cohesion, which is more relevant than ever as a responsibility shared by all. This requires active and integrated policies involving different levels of government, the private sector and civil society in a transversal approach. Relevant measures, including new approaches in line with High-Level Task Force report, should be foreseen to respond to present challenges and strengthen citizens’ confidence in the future.

The Final Declaration of the Conference stressed and renewed these commitments:

Final Declaration of the Conference