Nearly 1 in 4 persons is in or at risk of poverty and/or social exclusion in the EU.
Member States must respect their commitments and allocate the necessary funds to the fight against poverty.
As concerned citizens, we call on Presidents and Prime Ministers of EU Member States to respect the commitment they made when agreeing the EU poverty−reduction target! We urge them to invest EU Money for poverty reduction now by:
07/05 - The first up and running European Citizens Initiative (ECI) – Water is a Human Right – has collected over across Europe, and continues counting. 8 countries have passed the minimum number of signatures required. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Slovenia.
This is the first ever ECI to have cleared all the hurdles of the legislation but the campaign will continue because there are several countries where only a few thousand signatures are needed to pass the threshold: Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and the Netherlands. In a number of other countries the campaign is up and running and thousands of signatures have been collected (both online and in paper): Portugal, France, Malta, Sweden, Ireland and Denmark.
24 out of 27 Member States have minimum income schemes in place at this present time, but there are serious flaws with their accessibility and their adequacy. It is time to state clearly that adequate Minimum Income schemes are a fundamental prerequisite for an EU based on social justice and equal opportunities for all!
See the current EAPN Campaign on Adequate Minimum Income on www.adequateincome.eu.
Minimum income can be defined as a non contributory income guarantee that enables people who cannot fend for themselves, to receive a minimum amount of monetary income.
24 out of 27 Member States have minimum income schemes in place at this present time, but there are serious flaws with the accessibility and the adequacy of these schemes.