The SPC report – strongly backs:
- A focus on tackling and preventing child poverty as well as promoting child well-being.
- A holistic approach building on the June 2011 EPSCO Council Conclusions covering three pillars: adequate income support, access to quality services and children’s participation. This strengthens the wording initially proposed in the SPC questionnaire (support to families and access to services), by strengthening the focus on adequate income support to families and access to quality services as argued in EAPN’s input.
- It calls for enhanced political commitment, strengthening the evidence base of policy development, driving policy change through mainstreaming, and structuring and prioritizing EU action to create synergies in all EU Policy areas including through Structural Funds.
- Combating child poverty and social exclusion as well as preventing the inter-generational transmission of poverty, should be seen as a crucial investment in Europe’s future as well as a direct contribution to Europe 2020’s objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
You can find the report and annex here: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=758&langId=en.