This document presents the EAPN key messages on Active Inclusion for the Round table on poverty and social exclusion which took place in Marseilles on 15-16 October 2008.
The Round Table on Poverty and Social Exclusion 2008, was an important opportunity to make real progress on delivering a dynamic integrated active inclusion approach which incorporates the right to adequate income, access to services and to quality, sustainable employment.
However, this active inclusion approach needs to be underpinned by the strongest possible EU instruments and delivered as part of the broader EU Social Inclusion framework if it is to have a chance of impact.
Active Inclusion as a concept is not meant to raise all the questions nor provide all the solutions. It is therefore vital that the Commission makes clear how the Active Inclusion approach effectively interacts and reinforces the OMC on social protection and social inclusion, as suggested in the Commission’s proposals on Reinforcing the OMC produced as part of the Renewed Social Agenda.