In response to the Porto Social Summit, BAPN along with trade unions ACV, ABVV, ACLVB expressed their disappointment regarding the poverty reduction targets, by stating that they are not ambitious enough. This reflects the EAPN statement which highlights that a poverty reduction target of 15 million people by 2030 is less ambitious than was stated in the Europe 2020 strategy.
BAPN and the trade unions call for:
- A 2030 poverty reduction target that is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1, to halve poverty.
- A midway poverty reduction target for 2025.
- New, powerful European levers to effectively achieve that objective, including a directive (and not a recommendation) for a European minimum income, in addition to an adequate directive for a European minimum wage.
- An all-encompassing plan for recovery and resilience, which not only focuses on digitization and ecological transition but also on combatting inequality, poverty, and exclusion.