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Business - 27.03.2008

Corporate Social Responsibility : Conference to launch the "toolkit for local government"
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), the European Parliament's Liberal Democrat group, is organising a conference in Brussels, on 14 May 2008, to launch the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) toolkit.dedicated to local and regional governments.
The conference 'Local meets Europe" will present the new toolkit produced by 'CSR Vaderegio", a European platform that endeavours to boost responsible business practice across European regions. The toolkit aims to help local and regional governments influence, inspire and collaborate with businesses in order to promote responsible business practice.
The event will be hosted by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) including as Josu Ortuondo, Siiri Oviir and Anne Jensen. Speakers will also include representatives of the Commission's directorate general (DG) for employment and social affairs, enterprise and industry and regional policy, as well as representatives from the regions.
This conference is organised in partnership with CSR Vaderegio network and in association with the Commission's DG Employment and Social Affairs.

Background information

CSR Vaderegio is a European platform for public policies for promotion of CSR at regional level. It aims to share the experience and good practices of CSR policies promoted by regional and local governments. The platform is funded by the Commission's directorate general for employment and social affairs.
Pratical information
Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 16.00 - 18.30h
Where: European Parliament, Room: PHS 7C050 Brussels
Language facilities: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT, DK, ET, NL
The conference's program will be available in the start of April.
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