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Social inclusion

Social inclusion

What is the EUs Role?

Social exclusion and poverty among young people has grown over the course of the economic crisis. The EU youth strategy seeks, in particular, to:

  • realise the full potential of youth work and youth centres as a means of inclusion;
  • support the development of intercultural awareness and combat prejudice;
  • address the issues of homelessness, housing, and poverty;
  • promote access to services – e.g. transport, e-inclusion, health, and social services;
  • promote specific support for young families.
How is this being done?

Specifically, the Commission pursues these objectives through: