EAPN Working Group on Minimum Income and Access to Services would exist between 1991 and 1993. Meeting 4 times with core group of six people, and once with eight representatives of the member states and one representative of EOs in June 93. The work of the group was used to lobby the European Parliament in their report on the recommendation on Minimum Income lately a recommendation by the EC (issued in 1992) and also to launch a specific campaign pushing member states to put in place minimum income schemes.
On a report to the 1993 GA the following conclusions were included:
- Minimum income should be based on an individual right, which aims to limit exclusion.
- The EAPN re-iterates its desire for the recommendation to become a Directive.
- The principle of discrimination, on whatever grounds, should be definitively eliminated, both at the legislative and policy level.
- Social policies should aim to keep families together, and not separate them due to administrative rules.
- A proper evaluation procedure should be introduced.
- National networks must lobby their national governments to enforce the recommendation or introduce minimum income in countries where it does not exist.