The European Minimum Income Network (EMIN) presented its latest report in the European Parliament on Tuesday 19 February, at an event hosted by Jean Lambert MEP, Greens, with the participation of Georgi Pirinski MEP, Social and Democrats and Enrique Calvet Chambon MEP, ALDE, and Katalin Szatmari, European Commission.
The Report outlines key activities and developments in relation to Minimum Income in Europe in the period 2017-2018 as well as recommendations coming from the work of EMIN in this period.
For EMIN to consider Minimum Income Schemes decent, they must be adequate, accessible and enabling. The report, based on 3 Peer Reviews organised by EMIN in this period, presents definitions and information on what is meant by these concepts and presents recommendations on how progress could be made towards decent minimum income schemes in each of these areas. The report also presents, a revised EU road mapto ensure progress in relation to decent Minimum Income Schemes. The key messages from the road map can be read below.
A key element of the work undertaken was the organisation of a European Bus Tour under the banner ‘Guaranteed Minimum Income – nobody deserves less and everybody benefits’. This awareness raising tour travelled to 32 countries over 64 days covering some 25.000km, with over 120 programmes and engaged more than a 1000 volunteers (see eminbus.eu/electronic-diary/ for a day by day account of the tour). The Tour promoted messages about the positive impact for the whole of the society from good quality minimum income schemes.
We are pleased to share with you the final report of the activities, findings and recommendations coming from the work carried out in the last two years.
We hope that you will be able to draw on this work and that it helps you to contribute to a new positive dynamic to ensure a more inclusive society where all people can have access to adequate incomes to enable them to live in dignity and be active in their communities.
EMIN is an informal network bringing together a wide range of actors, at EU and National levels, committed to promoting the progressive realisation of adequate, accessible and enabling Minimum Income Schemes. EMIN aims to: 1) Strengthen cooperation and networking amongst relevant actors at EU and national levels 2) to raise awareness of the importance of good quality Minimum Income Schemes and 3) to advocate for progress in the schemes.
EMIN is coordinated by the European Anti-Poverty Network. For more information see www.emin-eu.net