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07/01/2016

Review of recent social policy reform - Report of the Social Protection Committee (2015)  (07/01/2016)

Catalog N. :KE-BO-15-001-EN-N

The 2015 Report of the Social Protection Committee takes stock of recent social policy reforms in the EU. The report sheds light on the key challenges facing EU policymakers in the areas of social inclusion, poverty reduction, Roma inclusion, pensions, health care and long-term care needs, and analyses the reforms introduced to overcome them. It stresses the need for an integrated approach of social protection, covering a citizen’s entire life course, from childbirth and related care through to education, training and employment, family and social life and finally retirement.

This publication is available only in electronic version in English.

12/08/2011

The European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion - A European framework for social and territorial cohesion  (12/08/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-31-11-252-EN-C

The EU has identified restoring economic growth and providing more and better jobs as key factors in fighting poverty. In order to help achieve this, the European Commission proposes establishing a European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion. This Communication sets out the challenges presented by poverty and exclusion and outlines the contribution of different policies to reducing poverty and increasing inclusion. It goes on to identify a number of associated actions and to explain the design and the content of the Platform. This publication is available in printed format in all EU official languages.

28/07/2011

The social dimension of the Europe 2020 strategy - A report of the Social Protection Committee (2011) - Summary  (28/07/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-BB-11-001-EN-C

The Social Protection Committee (SPC), a policy forum for Member States and the European Commission, has produced its 2011 Report on the social dimension of the Europe 2020 Strategy. This leaflet summarises the Report, introducing the SPC work, describing EU poverty and social exclusion targets and analysing the state of play and trends in this area. It goes on to examine poverty reduction and prevention policies and outlines key messages adopted by the SPC. Selected national programmes and EU instruments for tackling poverty and social exclusion are also detailed. The leaflet is available in all 23 official EU languages.

08/07/2011

European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion - Springboard into the future  (08/07/2011)

Catalog N. :KE-31-11-111-EN-C

What defines poverty? The EU-level policy standard is that people are at risk of poverty if they have an income of 60 % or less than the national median household income. Poverty means a daily struggle to buy food and clothes. It means living in substandard housing or not even having a roof over one’s head.

01/11/2010

Getting out of Poverty - Hope for the future: examples of change  (01/11/2010)

Catalog N. :KE-80-09-932-EN-C

Europe is one of the world’s richest regions with a diverse and sophisticated economy that provides a high standard of living. The wealth Europe has generated allows many of its citizens to enjoy good quality healthcare, education and social assistance. Nevertheless, a huge number of people are not able to share the fruits of this success. It is estimated that the European Union is home to about 84 million people who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion.

14/09/2009

Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2009 - Summary  (14/09/2009)

Catalog N. :KE-31-09-121-EN-C

This leaflet presents a summary of the Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2009. Based on the National Strategy reports outlining national priorities for social protection and inclusion, the leaflet provides an overview of the key trends on the European Union and national levels in these areas. It is available in all EU official languages.

27/07/2009

Joint report on social protection and social inclusion 2009  (27/07/2009)

Catalog N. :KE-AK-09-001-EN-C

The Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2009 presents an in-depth assessment of the renewed National Strategy Reports. Originally presented in autumn 2008, these reports outline every Member State's social protection and inclusion policy priorities until 2011. It is available in English only.

24/07/2009

Building a fairer society - A priority for the European Union  (24/07/2009)

Catalog N. :KE-78-09-821-EN-D

There are currently 79 million people living in a state of poverty in the European Union. The situation is different in each Member State, but each state is affected by the social and economic phenomenon of poverty. Social policies are the responsibility of national governments, however the European Union supports and complements their actions through the implementation of a social and financial aid strategy in particular. During this period of economic crisis, the construction of a united society is more than ever a priority policy for the EU. To turn a decisive corner and mobilise troops into battle, the EU has designated 2010 as "European Year for combating poverty and social exclusion". This flyer is available in the 23 official languages of the European Union.

07/10/2008

Thematic study on policy measures concerning child poverty  (07/10/2008)

Catalog N. :KE-30-08-592-EN-C, ISBN 978-92-79-09-597-9, ISSN 1830-5423

Written for the general public, this leaflet presents the principal findings of a report identifying the predominant factors affecting child poverty in each EU Member State. It summarises the policy implications contained in the report, to give a clearer picture of the child poverty situation in the EU, what is being done, and what still needs to be done to achieve the common aim – eradicating child poverty. It exist in 23 languages.