Invitation to the round table discussion ‘Building on the Promise of ESIF into the Future’ in the European Parliament 1st December



Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament and Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch, are delighted to invite you to a round table discussion at the European Parliament:

Community Living for Europe – Building on the Promise of European Structural and Investment Funds into the Future.
Thursday, 1st December 2016
09:00 – 11:00
Room JAN 6Q1

The ESIF are acknowledged to be one of the highest impact and most successful tools available to express solidarity among European peoples.  The ESIF regulations represent a significant step towards realising the rights of millions of Europe’s most marginalised and disadvantaged citizens by ensuring access to community based living for all and ending the practice of institutionalisation.  Experiences from the national and local level however evidence a relatively low impact of the ESIF regulations to support community living for all. 

The roundtable, hosted by Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament and organised in partnership with the Community Living for Europe initiative, will share good practices from across the European Union and highlight areas for future improvement especially with a view to informing discussions about the content of the regulations for the next programming period.

Senior officials from the European Commission and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Members of the European Parliament and of the Community Living for Europe Steering Committee as well as representatives of other European and national civil society organisations are expected to participate in the round table.

The round table will be live streamed from 09.00-11.00 (CET) on the LUMOS web link below:


Background Note

The Agenda for the event;



Please register for this event by 22nd November by filling in this form.

For security reasons, only pre-registered participants can enter the European Parliament.  Don’t forget to also register your assistant if you have one.

If you have a European Parliament access badge you do not need to register however, please RSVP to by 22nd November.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.



Alexandra Hillen-Moore, Initiative Coordinator


T:  +353 (0) 91 494270

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