New plan sets out strategy for lifting 20m people out of poverty – an EU target for 2020.
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.
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.
73% of Europeans consider poverty to be a widespread problem in their country while 89% want urgent action by their government to tackle the problem.
Ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, I would like to reiterate the European Commission's commitment to tackling poverty and social exclusion across the European Union and beyond.
This meeting is essential in giving a voice to those who we usually hear all too little: those experiencing poverty.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on "Financial inclusion: Ensuring access to a basic bank account".
On the eve of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, ministers from around the EU held a high-level meeting dedicated to fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion.
The European Commission on October 3 2008, put forward a set of common principles to help guide EU countries in their strategies to tackle poverty.
Millions of Europeans face an increased risk of social exclusion through lack of access to basic financial services, according to a new study presented by the European Commission on 28th May 2008.