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EU PeP Meeting 2023

November 14 - November 15

We are very happy to announce the 21st edition of the European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty (PEP) “The Unbearable Cost of Living | EU Elections Edition”, in CaixaForum Madrid, Spain. 
The meeting – organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN Europe) and EAPN Spain, with financial support from DG Employment, the Spanish Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030 and La Caixa Foundation – will take place on 14 and 15 November.


Ahead of the EU Elections in 2024, EAPN Europe and its network are sounding the alarm because very little has changed. Around 100 people living in poverty from about 30 European countries will gather in Madrid, Spain, to further discuss how the current crisis in the cost of living is affecting their lives and the solutions they see to address it. 

#PEP2023 will explore challenges and solutions linked to the unbearably high cost of living due to the multiple crises we face. We are currently living in an unbearable cost of living crisis. The past months have been marked by rising inflation throughout Europe. This means that the prices of basic goods such as food, electricity, mobility and housing have risen exponentially. 

The European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty is an opportunity to make their voices heard, to connect with politicians and decision-makers, inform policy-making processes at the European level about the impact of the cost of living crisis on people’s lives and to strengthen networks between entities and people throughout Europe. 


Register now and join us in Madrid on 15 November to attend some insightful discussions! 

On 15 November, we open registrations for the public to participate in the discussion and join the plenary session with politicians and decision-makers. Kindly note that attendance on 14 November is not possible, as the meeting will be internal.  

>> Register via this link. 


More information and the programme via this link.

** We will have interpretation in English, Spanish and French.


November 14
November 15
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CaixaForum, Madrid, P.º del Prado, 36. (Spain)


0032 2 226 58 50