Inclusive education and training from early childhood to higher education, focusing on faster recognition of qualifications and language learning, with support from EU funds.
Improving employment opportunities and skills recognition to fully value the contribution of migrant communities, and women in particular, and ensure that they are supported to reach their full potential. Labour market integration, support to entrepreneurship and recognition of skills are key priorities.
Access to adequate and affordable housing funded through the European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund Plus, Asylum and Migration Fund and Invest EU, as well as funding platforms to exchange of experience at local and regional level on fighting discrimination on the housing market and segregation.
• EU regulation affecting the inclusion of migrants and refugees,
• better use and allocation of EU funding,
• better use of data/research.
The revised legislative proposals on waste set clear targets for reduction of waste and establish an ambitious and credible long-term path for waste management and recycling.
The EU Partnership on Circular Economy was launched in 2017 and focused on three vertical themes:
• Urban resource management;
• Circular business enablers and drivers;
• Circular consumption
• Energy supply, generation and storage
• Management and planning
• Energy consumption
As part of the European Green Deal, the EU is revising the Ambient Air Quality Directive, to align air quality standards more closely with the recommendations of the World Health Organization. An Inception Impact Assessment outlines the approach towards Commission adoption planned for the second half of 2022.
The directive provides the current framework for the control of ambient concentrations of air pollution in the EU. The control of emissions from mobile sources, improving fuel quality and promoting and integrating environmental protection requirements into the transport and energy sector are part of these aims. European legislation on air quality is built on certain principles. The first of these is that the Member States divide their territory into a number of zones and agglomerations. In these zones and agglomerations, the Member States should undertake assessments of air pollution levels using measurements, modelling and other empirical techniques – and report air quality data to the European Commission accordingly. Where levels are elevated above limit or target values, Member States should prepare an air quality plan or programme to address the sources responsible and so ensure compliance with the limit value before the date when the limit value formally enters into force. In addition, information on air quality should be disseminated to the public.
• Modelling city-specific situations
• Mapping of regulatory instruments and funding
• Recommendations on air quality good practices
• Develop a guideline for cities’ air quality action plans
The Partnership presented its final Action Plan in 2018.