This network is no longer active and has been replaced by the European Social Policy Network.
The Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion assisted the European Commission in monitoring and evaluating the situation with regard to poverty and social exclusion and the relevant policies in 34 European countries: the 28 EU Member States and six non-EU countries (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey).
The network produced reports on specific social inclusion topics (e.g. child poverty and child well-being, active inclusion, the situation of Roma, in-work poverty and labour market segmentation, homelessness and housing exclusion, minimum income schemes…) and analysed the developments in relation to poverty and social exclusion as well as the policy responses in their countries.
The network produced country-specific reports and synthesis reports, bringing together the main results of the country analyses to put forward suggestions for advancing the social dimension of the European Union.
The national independent experts’ reports and the synthesis reports reflect the views of their authors and these are not necessarily those of either the European Commission or the Member States.