Poverty and inequality are rising again with the COVID-19 pandemic which has deepened existing inequalities. Certain groups were always disproportionately at risk of poverty and social exclusion, such as children, single parents (mainly women), people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed, migrants, and black and minority ethnic groups. It is these groups of people who are suffering the effects of the pandemic even worse – exacerbating inequalities, hitting the poorest people hardest, as well as poorer countries and areas. In this context, adequate Minimum Income is a life boat in the storm. Therefore, EAPN launches a campaign to call for minimum income schemes, so people at risk of poverty and social exclusion can be protected adequately.
Want to know more about the Minimum Income schemes? Read our summary two-pager for a nice overview of the key elements.