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The Hunt is on for Europe’s Local Digital Champions 15/02/2012

The Hunt is on for Europe’s Local Digital Champions

E-inclusion awards 2012 now open for entries.

The First Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion: Are we reaching our targets? 21/10/2011

The First Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion: Are we reaching our targets?

The Convention, that took place in Krakow (Poland) on 17-18 October was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Polish presidency.

New amendments on the table to overcome deadlock on Food for the Deprived scheme 03/10/2011

New amendments on the table to overcome deadlock on Food for the Deprived scheme

The EU Aid for the Needy scheme, which provides food for as many as 18 million of the EU's most deprived citizens, faces a drastic cut in spending next year following a Court ruling in April.

Roma girl on a corn field 05/04/2011

Commission calls on EU countries to set national strategies for Roma integration

The European Commission is putting forward a European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, which will help guide national Roma policies and mobilise funds available at EU level to support inclusion efforts.

Dentist office 04/02/2011

In-work poverty and labour market segmentation in the EU

In-work poverty and labour market segmentation need to be taken into account more strongly in the EU’s strategy to tackle poverty and social exclusion in the future.

 Old woman © Reporters 27/01/2011

The Measurement of Extreme Poverty in the EU

One of the objectives of the Strategy Europe 2020 is to reduce by 20 million the number of poor people in the European Union within the next decade.

Budapest 04/01/2011

Hungary at the head of the EU

Hungary followed on from Spain and Belgium to become head of the Council of the European Union on 1 January 2011.

Mother taking son to school 16/12/2010

Stepping up the fight against poverty and social exclusion

New plan sets out strategy for lifting 20m people out of poverty – an EU target for 2020.

Group of young people 18/11/2010

Study on social impact assessment

The objective of the study "Social Impact Assessment as a tool for mainstreaming social inclusion and social protection concerns in public policy in EU Member States", published by the European Commission, is to lead to better informed, more evidence-based political decisions.

Media can play a crucial role in eradicating poverty 28/10/2009

Media can play a crucial role in eradicating poverty

The European Commission has on 28 October 2009 reached out to the press and media in the fight against poverty with two major events in Brussels ahead of the 2010 European Year Against Poverty – to be launched in Madrid on 21 January.


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