EAPN presents its members’ Key Messages from the 2017 policy conference: Learning from the past to beyond 2020: What EU strategy to fight poverty, social exclusion & inequality? On 15 June, the conference exchanged on the crucial questions of What integrated strategy should the EU propose to effectively fight poverty? and how should this strategy be mainstreamed into a post 2020 strategy? It gave special attention to the SDGs agenda; the follow up on the European Pillar of Social Rights, and the implications of the Future of Europe proposals.
EAPN’s position and key messages on a post-2020 strategy to fight poverty and social exclusion – which emerged from workshops with EAPN members, including people experiencing poverty – were presented:
Key messages on a post-2020 strategy to fight poverty & social exclusion
- To make progress on poverty – the EU needs an explicit, rights-based integrated anti-poverty strategy based on participation and backed by EU funding
- The post Europe 2020 agenda must build on Europe 2020 targets and deliver an ambitious social, sustainable and democratic vision for Europe! The SDGs 2030 agenda could help!
- The European Pillar of Social Rights must be seized as an opportunity, but will need concrete implementation, and a key role for civil society to get results!
- Support for Future of Europe depends on an ambitious 6th Scenario, capable of winning back trust in the EU