The European Meetings of People Experiencing Poverty contribute to the right of people living in poverty to participate in and access information relating to the decision-making processes that affect their lives and well-being. The European meeting is the most visible point in the process of fostering this but perhaps even more important is the fact that they act as a catalyst for national participation processes.

The 2019 PeP Meeting took place on 18 and 19 November, at the beginning of a new term of the European Commission and Parliament. During this year’s meeting, we took the opportunity to raise awareness about the history of PeP meetings, which have been organized since 2000, and to present the political priorities that people experiencing poverty would like to see on the agenda of the new European Institutions. The priorities of people experiencing poverty were discussed and decided at the national level (see our National Preparations page) and then were brought into the European meeting and distilled into common priorities coming from people experiencing poverty throughout Europe.