Brussels, 16 June 2014: Barbara Helfferich, Director of EAPN, will speak at this EESC conference on Active Inclusion. The aim of active inclusion is to bring those who can work and are furthest from the labour market into employment and to provide those who cannot work with enough resources to live in dignity and participate in society. In 2008, the European Commission issued a recommendation for a comprehensive active inclusion strategy based on adequate income support, inclusive labour markets and access to quality services. Since then, and in the wake of the financial crisis, Europe has experienced severe social set-backs. Read more.