The fourth Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion took place in Brussels on 20-21 November 2014.
Well-designed adequate income support schemes can be powerful tools to fight poverty and increase labour market participation, and therefore contribute to reaching the Europe 2020 target of reducing the number of people in poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020.
The Third Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, took place on 26-27 November 2013 in Brussels.
The Commission in partnership with the Cyprus Presidency held the Second Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion on 5-6-7 December in Brussels.
In support of the initiatives 'Youth on the Move' and 'European platform against poverty' the European Commission organises on 17-18 November an evidence-based and policy-oriented conference on 'Youth and Social Inclusion'.
The Convention, to be organised on 17-18 October in Krakow, will review the progress made towards the headline target of reducing poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020 and the implementation of the European Platform against Poverty. It will also debate suggestions for future actions.