On 5 and 6 March, EAPN went to Luxembourg to the kick-off meeting of the recently launched project: Working Yet Poor (WorkYP). During 1.5 days, partners could meet for the first time to discuss the project’s role and responsibilities for the next 3 years. The meeting started with a virtual welcome from EU commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, who told partners that the recent EU Commission’s initiative on minimum wages “should improve the situation of the most vulnerable workers”, because “labour has to pay enough for the workers and their families to live decently”.
The WorkYP consortium is composed of 11 partners, of which 8 Universities and 3 Social Rights Institutions, including EAPN. This Horizon 2020 project will also involve some EAPN members (Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Poland) to identify people experiencing in-work poverty.
The project website will soon be available.
For more information about this project, you can have a look at our page: https://www.eapn.eu/working-yet-poor/