On the occasion of an EAPN seminar which was held in Paris on 13 June, EAPN presented the future French Presidency, with proposals regarding principles on Active Inclusion. The French are planning to adopt such principles at the Council meeting on 15-16 December 2008.The French government was represented by Martin Hirsh, the French High Commissioner for Active Solidarities against Poverty.
For EAPN, an integrated approach on adequate income, access to services and employment, is essential for the integration of people furthest from the labour market. EAPN insists that adequate income and access to quality services are prerequisite to employment and social integration. Without this approach then active inclusion is just another way of.
Forcing people into employment regardless of the quality of the employment offered or their personal circumstances. Which is the dominant approach at present and which is leading to growing levels of working poor in Europe which threatens social cohesion.
Download the draft EAPN proposals on shadow principals on Active Inclusion. These principles will be further developed with input from EAPN members.