Last week, Irish Councillor Kate Feeney of ALDE Party member Fianna Fáil took part in the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Awards, presenting awards in the category of local authorities with fewer than 50,000 citizens. For the integration of refugees, fostering an inclusive environment for ethnic minorities and providing mobility, Feeney handed out the awards to: Fundão, Portugal, Labin, Croatia and La Zarza, Spain.
The European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Awards recognise the work done by cities, towns and regions in Europe to promote inclusion and create discrimination-free societies, and is part of a commitment to foster more inclusive and fair societies in Europe.
Commenting on the importance of these awards, Feeney said: “The Union of Equality cannot be achieved without our local and regional leaders who are the drivers and implementing forces for innovative diversity and inclusion policies on the ground. We are at the frontline of putting in place practical measures that benefit not only minority groups within our communities but also the larger society. It’s great to see the European Commission recognize that work because a true union of equality can only be achieved with a bottom-up approach when everyone is involved.”
🏆"The Union of Equality can't be achieved without local and regional leaders as driving & implementing forces for innovative #diversity & inclusion policies" says @KateFeeneyFF (@fiannafailparty), presenting winner of @EU_Justice #DiversityCapitals Awards: pic.twitter.com/QHZdCVxc0V— Renew Europe CoR (@RenewEuropeCoR) April 28, 2023
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