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Poverty reduction is one of the headline targets of the Europe 2020 strategy. The concrete target is "at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion by 2020". Although a very small Fund by EU standards (almost €3.8 billion for 2014-2020), the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) has been set up to contribute to achieving this target. Its specific objective is to alleviate the worst forms of poverty in the EU and to promote the social inclusion of the most deprived persons. The Fund provides material support and social inclusion measures to the target group. This report is the Interim Report of the mid-term evaluation in 2018.
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) offers assistance to some of the most vulnerable persons in the EU. The assistance may take the form of food, clothing and other essentials, accompanied by advice, counselling or other help to re-integrate into society.
This catalogue provides a snapshot of FEAD-funded initiatives across the EU but also highlights how they can potentially complement other EU-funded programmes such as the European Social Fund.
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) offers assistance to some of the most vulnerable persons in the EU – every year, it helps over 10 million people. The assistance may take the form of food, clothing and other essentials, accompanied by advice, counselling or other help to re-integrate into society. The FEAD may also finance stand-alone social inclusion activities for the most deprived persons, which are designed to strengthen people’s skills and capacities so that they can overcome difficulties or discrimination they face in everyday life.
This catalogue presents 28 case studies of Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) implementation across the European Union and encompasses a range of initiatives related to the organisation of food and material assistance schemes, accompanying measures and social inclusion initiatives as well as the manner in which FEAD initiatives can potentially complement other EU-funded (e.g. ESF) programmes.The catalogue is one of several outputs deriving from knowledge-sharing activities of the FEAD Network in 2016. This community of practice has been established by the European Commission to allow all stakeholders and partner organisations to share tools, ideas and resources that can help with the delivery of FEAD-funded initiatives.
This brochure describes the EU’s effort to help some of its most vulnerable citizens by providing non-financial assistance. It presents statistics that indicate the current level of poverty in Europe, and describes what FEAD is; why it’s needed; whom it’s for; and how it works. The publication also gives true-life examples of how FEAD is helping people in Europe, and how assistance is administered by partners in several EU countries. An annex provides details for each country: budget, how the funds are being used, and the name and contact information of the managing authority.
This publication will be available in all EU official languages.