Over 100 mayors and representatives of local authorities from around Europe will gather on 11 February in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the current challenges and opportunities around the free movement of citizens in the European Union. The Conference of Mayors, organised jointly by the European Commission and Committee of the Regions, aims to help local authorities pool ideas and share best practices in implementing free movement rules.
The meeting is one of the five actions presented by the European Commission to strengthen the right to free movement in the EU, while helping Member States to reap the positive benefits it brings.
Vice-President Reding will be giving a press conference in the Committee of the Regions at 12:45 CET with António Costa, Mayor of Lisbon, which will also be diffused [ http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm ]here.
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