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Recharging Social Europe!  #2021PEP

The 19th edition of the EU Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty will discuss four key topics decided by our members. 150 people experiencing poverty – will meet on 24-25 November to exchange ideas together and with EU politicians and policy makers.

19th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty
PROGRAMME
24-25 November 2021
ONLINE

 

Wednesday 24th November

Host of the meeting: Fintan Farrell, Independent Expert Social Inclusion

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome

  • Carlos Susias, EAPN President

10.05 – 11.00 Opening Plenary

Testimonies from:

  • Dorota Pawłowska, Member of EAPN Poland
  • Famara Cham, Member of EAPN Spain
  • Astrid Kirchsteiger, Member of EAPN Austria

Responding to the 3 testimonies:

  • Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Director for Social Affairs, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 First round of 9 parallel World Café workshops that will focus on the following topics:

  • Access to Housing
  • Access to adequate Minimum Income
  • Access to Health Care Services
  • Digitalization

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 14.30 Second round of 9 parallel World Café workshops that will focus on the following topics:

  • Access to Housing
  • Access to adequate Minimum Income
  • Access to Health Care Services
  • Digitalization

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 – 16.00 Third round of thematic workshops developing key messages based on the ideas harvested in the World Café workshops

16.15 Closing in plenary

Thursday 25th November

Host of the meeting: Fintan Farrell, Independent Expert Social Inclusion

10.45 – 12.15 Plenary session bringing together people experiencing poverty and high-level EU officials to discuss the key messages from the meeting

9 participants presenting key messages

Responses to the key messages from the meeting:

  • Marisa Matias, Member of the European Parliament, the Left group GUE/NGL
  • PIerfrancesco Majorino, Member of the European Parliament, Socialists & Democrats Group
  • Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Democracy and Demography (video address)
  • Colin Scicluna, Head of Cabinet of Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Democracy and Demography

12.15 Closing and giving thanks

  • Lucie Davoine, Deputy Head of Unit, Disability and Inclusion Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Practical info

  • 10:00 – 16:30 (24 Nov) & 10:45 – 12:15 (25 Nov)
  • Online
  • Please contact us if keen to participate!

For further information

  • Contact Magda Tancau (Membership Development and Participation Officer)
  • magda.tancau@eapn.eu
  • Tel. 0485 127 656