The same report reveals that there is 75% support for the EU-2020 priority to “help the poor and socially excluded and enable them to play an active part in society”.
“One of the key messages from the Eurobarometer report is clear” says Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN. “If the European Union wants to restore citizen’s confidence, then the fight against poverty and social exclusion needs to be seen to be a key priority for the EU. A declaration from EU Heads of States and Governments committing to concrete actions to fight poverty and social exclusion as a conclusion to the 2010 Year against Poverty is one way to respond to the citizens’ demands” added M. Farrell. Read more.