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EU PeP Meeting 2022 – The unbearable cost of living

EAPN is going to host the 20th edition of the European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty (PeP) from 29th to 30th November 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting title 'The unbearable cost of living’ will explore challenges and solutions linked to the very high cost of living people caused by the multiple crises we are facing: economic crisis, climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, aftermath of the Corona crisis.

20th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty (PeP)
The unbearable cost of living

29-30 November 2022
Brussels, Belgium
KBR, the Royal Library of Belgium

 

DAY 1 – Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Host of the meeting: Juliana Wahlgren, EAPN Director

09.15 – 09.45 Check-in and badge collection
Ready, set, go… Welcome to #PeP2022!

9.45 – 11.15 Opening Plenary Session

Moderator: Juliana Wahlgren, EAPN Director

  • Eleni Karaoli, EAPN Cyprus & Vice-president EAPN Europe
  • Testimonies from people experiencing poverty
    • Lesley O’Reilly, EAPN Ireland

    • Mari Carmen Gómez, Alliance against Energy Poverty, Spain

    • Eligija Šniaukštaitė, EAPN Lithuania

  • Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Director DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Marie Toussaint, Group of the Greens/EFA & Vice-chair of the Intergroup on Fighting against Poverty
  • Milagros Paniagua, General Secretariat of Social Inclusion in the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Spain (contributing online)

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 – 13.15 First round of parallel workshops
PeP 2022 delegates will exchange ideas and discuss the most pressing problems and issues identified during national preparations in interactive workshop settings. First round of 7 parallel workshops that will focus on the following topics:

  • Cost of energy
  • Cost of food
  • Cost of housing

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch break

14.15 – 15.45 Second round of parallel workshops
PeP 2022 delegates will exchange ideas and discuss the most pressing problems and issues identified during national preparations in interactive workshop settings. Second round of 7 parallel workshops that will focus on the following topics:

  • Cost of energy
  • Cost of food
  • Cost of housing

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 – 17.15 Third round of thematic workshops
After a productive first day, national delegations will come together to develop key messages based on the ideas harvested in previous rounds of workshops. 

17.15 – 18.30 VISIBILITY ACTION
Each year, the EU PeP Meeting aims to amplify the voices of people experiencing poverty. EAPN will bring this year’s delegates around Brussels to connect with the wider audience and raise awareness of poverty and social exclusion in Europe. More details to follow.

19.30 – 22.00 Social dinner

DAY 2 – Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Host of the meeting: Juliana Wahlgren, EAPN Director

10.30 – 12.30 Plenary session
Dialogue between policy makers and representatives of the national delegations.

Moderator: Fintan Farrell, Independent Expert Social Inclusion

  • 7 participants presenting key messages on the 3 themes

  • Gabriele Bischoff, Member of the European Parliament, S&D, member of EMPL Committee

  • Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

  • Isabelle Schömann, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Maija Celmina, member of the cabinet of Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission

12.30 – 13.00 Evaluation of the meeting
Collective evaluation of the 20th EU PeP Meeting

END OF THE PROGRAMME

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