This 86-page long publication is based on data from Eurostat, from the national Office of Statistics, the Central Office of Labour and other sources. It takes stock of the achievements and failures of the government’s Active Inclusion policy: in adequate income protection, employment and securing access to services of various kinds, housing and education including. Along the policy assessment, short stories of people experiencing poverty and fragments of newspaper articles illustrate the failures of the housing and social protection policies in Slovakia.
The Report also includes the results of the experimentation, carried out in a participatory approach by the SAPN and its member organisations in the Fall 2012, of what a sufficient consumption basket sufficient should be to ensurea modest but decent life for a single person and for a four-member household.
The report was officially delivered to the Minister of labour and social affairs on 14 Friday December by the chair of SAPN Zuzana Kusá. On Tuesday 18 December, the Shadow report was released in a press conference, viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljP8sShjNnE&feature=youtu.be
The press conference, well attended, produced great media coverage (TV, Radio, newspapers…) and several deputies insisted on getting the report, along with several university departments.
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