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Brussels: ERDF funds redirected towards integration of migrants

Nov 15, 2016 | News

(15 November 2016) – Following a request made by the Belgian authorities, the European Commission has today agreed to modify the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy programme for Brussels in order to redirect a portion of funding towards a social inclusion project.

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€1 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will now supplement the Brussels-Capital region’s efforts to fight poverty and social exclusion in urban areas by supporting the activities of two care centres operated by the NGO ‘Médecins du Monde’ in Molenbeek and in Anderlecht.

The centres will help marginalised communities, including migrants, by providing healthcare and social services to those most in need in the city.

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