EAPN has published on its Minimum Income Campaign website a comparative table of minimum income schemes throughout the EU (plus Norway and Iceland). 3 Member States currently do not have Minimum Income schemes in place (Greece, Italy, Hungary). The same is also true for Norway. Even where schemes exist, there are serious flaws with the accessibility and the adequacy of these schemes.
This table is based on the currently available Eurostat statistics. There is still a strong lack of data* and no common EU definition of minimum income schemes.Access the comparative table.
On the topic of adequacy, EAPN will soon release its Adequacy Explainer**.
* A study is expected by early October on minimum income schemes throughout the EU, ordered by the European Commission and carried out by the Independent National Experts’ Network.
** The Adequacy Explainer is the 3rd of a series of 3 explainers. The new version of the Poverty Explainer is already available on this website. The Wealth Explainer and Adequacy Explainer will soon be released.