Within the EU, the Europe 2020 Strategy for growth and jobs aims to lift at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion by 2020. Income support, access to services and inclusive labour market to combat poverty are covered by the European pillar of social rights. The EU Cohesion Policy foresees investments in social inclusion, job creation, regeneration of deprived urban and rural areas, modernisation of public services and housing.
Across the globe, the EU acts through its European development policy whose primary objective is poverty eradication in the context of sustainable development. The EU's needs-based humanitarian aid covers areas such as food, shelter, healthcare, water and sanitation in emergency situations. Closer to its borders, the EU relies on the European Neighbourhood Policy to improve the prospects for the local population and reduce poverty often at the root of instability.
A full list of EU policies and actions supporting Goal 1 is available below.
EU Actions supporting Goal 1.
EU Actions supporting specific Goal 1 targets.