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 crisis has severely impacted people experiencing poverty (PeP). Our 2021 Meeting gave PeP an opportunity to share their experiences, concerns and recommendations directly with key EU policy makers and politicians. In the context of a future-looking EU, the meeting shined a light on the political priorities of PeP for rethinking and building a new future for Europe and its citizens.

This years’ Meeting of people experiencing poverty centred on four important discussion topics:

  1. Housing
  2. Adequate minimum Income
  3. Good quality health care services
  4. Digitalisation and the access to services as a cross-cutting issue.

For further information, please contact Magda Tancau (Membership Development & Participation Officer)

2021 key messages
What did PEP 2021 look like?