This pilot project, funded by the European Commission, has three main objectives. The first is to establish a reference budgets network composed of key experts and representative stakeholders, at national and EU level, to share experience and expertise on reference budgets. The second objective is to develop a theoretical framework and a common methodology for developing cross nationally comparable reference budgets in European Member States. The third goal of the project is to develop comparable food baskets for all 28 Member States and complete reference budgets for a selection of countries.
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