In 2018 as many as 243.000 persons lived below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold with this threshold being 12%. The at-risk-of-poverty threshold totalled EUR 703.00 per month for single-person households, EUR 1477 per month for four-member household (two adults and two children under the age of 14), and EUR 1055 per month for two-member household without children.
Poverty Watch Main Findings
Most affected groups
Children & young people
People with disabilities
EAPN Slovenia wants to highlight the problem of long-term poverty and distress of people with minimum income and their resulting social exclusion; the minimum wage is too low; the problem of violence has increased in families mainly during home schooling and work from home during the corona crisis; the unemployment has increased; and the fact is that children cannot be independent beneficiaries of health insurance.
- Reduce negative effects of the corona crisis on poverty and unemployment, and measures against the worsening of mental health of children, young people and adults.
- In case of a repeated lockdown of schools, it is necessary to provide equal opportunities for access to lessons for all children.
- Ensuring adequate nutrition for children and families, and for other vulnerable
groups, is extremely problematic.
- Violence was also a growing problem during lockdown. It is therefore necessary to ensure safe routes to assistance.
- Solidarity is an important value. Informal and unpaid mutual aid, activities of nongovernmental organisations, and organised voluntary work form a safety network that complements the social care system, provided by the state. These kind of activities should be both recognised and appropriately supported by the state,
- Special attention needs to be paid to some social groups such as migrants and
- Generally, Centers for Social Work need to be accessible and at the same time
assistance procedures need to be simplified.
- Provision should be made for the possibility of deferring the payment of loans, leases or debts for the duration of the extreme circumstances and without
disproportionately high costs.
- Provide support to all those who have dropped out from the social system and above all, to expand the circle of beneficiaries.
- Climate change can cause poverty to some segments of the society, therefore it is important to devote more attention to the nexus between climate change and
- Destigmatisation of poverty and persons experiencing poverty should be enforced at the systemic social level. The intersectional approach needs to be included.
Tina Divjak & Mojca Frelih
1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Tel: +386 1 234 77 20
E-mail: tina.divjak ( @ ) cnvos.si / Mojca.Frelih ( @ ) mirovni-institut.si