In 2018, the risk of poverty or social exclusion continued to reach 21.6% of the population in Portugal. In regional terms, the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira continue to be the regions of Portugal with the highest levels of vulnerability in the different indicators of poverty or social exclusion. In mainland Portugal, the risk of poverty or social exclusion is higher in the North Region and in the Algarve and lower in the Lisbon Area.
Poverty Watch Main Findings
Most affected groups
Households with dependent children
Elderly living alone
The unemployed and inactive people
- Promote the definition and consolidation of a National Strategy for the Eradication of Poverty and Social Exclusion.
- Define a national action plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights that is a reference for the National Strategy for the Eradication of Poverty and Social Exclusion.
- Ensure the strengthening of social protection and create the necessary foundations for the definition of an adequate minimum income system.
- Promote an inclusive labour market and access to quality public services.
- Ensure effective use of the Next Framework Funds to take into account the consequences and impacts of the crisis.
- Promote the effective participation of different stakeholders – national and local public entities such as Local Authorities, civil society entities and people experiencing poverty themselves.
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