On 8 October 2009, EAPN Poland organized a conference on “Rights and opportunities of people experiencing poverty” in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, in Warsaw.
The conference was divided in 4 parts. The 1st one was dedicated to the Polish delegation representatives at the European Meetings of People Experiencing Poverty in Brussels. The 2nd part was a discussion panel, on the topic of “Rights and chances of people experiencing poverty in practice”, attended notably by Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection, NGOs, representatives of local social services, local and national administration and academics. The 3rd part dealt with the 2010 European year. In that part, The Director of the Department of Social Assistance and Integration in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (Polish NIB) presented the national preparation for 2010; Sissel Seim from EAPN Norway presented the Norwegian perspective and Fintan Farrell, director of EAPN Europe, presented the European preparation of the year. The final part of the conference was dedicated to discussing recommendations for social policy in the context of people experiencing poverty and social exclusion, with representatives of EAPN Poland Social Experts’ Council.