Common meeting EC/Council/EP/Religious leaders to discuss how to combat poverty and social exclusion: extracts from the joint press briefing and group photo
Around twenty senior figures from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim religions as well as from the Sikh and Hindu communities from fourteen Members States (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, and Denmark), met on 19 July 2010 in Brussels, to discuss the importance of combating poverty and social exclusion with a view to European governance. The meeting was hosted by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and co-chaired by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and by Jerzy Buzek, President of the EP. In the European Year against poverty and social exclusion 2010, the European Institutions engaged in a dialogue with religious leaders and faith communities, about effective measures of integration of the most vulnerable into main stream society.
José Manuel Barroso, Herman Van Rompuy and Jerzy Buzek, gave a joint press briefing after the common meeting EC/Council/EP/Religious leaders.