The EMIN is a two-year project (2013-2014) funded by the European Commission, in line with the European Commission’s Active Inclusion Recommendation of 2008, the Europe 2020 Strategy and in the context of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion.
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EAPN European Anti–Poverty Network
- AGE Platform Europe
- FEANTSA European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
- Belgian Public Administration Planning Service Social Integration, Anti-Poverty Policy and Social Economy Social Integration
- ANSA Agence Nouvelle des Solidarités Actives
- ETUI European Trade Union Institute
- OSE Observatoire social européen
- SIRG Social Inclusion Regional Group
- National Minimum Income Networks (NMIN) in 5 countries led in Belgium by the Belgian Anti-Poverty Network, in Italy by CILAP/EAPN Italy, in Ireland by EAPN Ireland, in Denmark by EAPN Denmark, and in Hungary by EAPN Hungary.
- In the second year of the project all EAPN Networks will be involved.
The Relevance of Minimum Income Schemes in the Fight against poverty and social exclusion
In a context when there is tendency to tighten eligibility for Minimum Income Schemes in many Member States, the Minimum Income Network is a crucial step to maintain a focus on the relevance of adequate and accessible Minimum Income Schemes. More than ever such Schemes represent a lifeline for people experiencing poverty and social exclusion. Minimum Income support is often the only financial support available for people experiencing hardship, both for people who cannot access paid work and for those who have worked and are at the end of their coverage period for unemployment benefits.
Access to adequate Minimum Income Schemes provides a major basis for participating in the life of the community, reconnecting with the world of work and to living a life in dignity. Moreover, it makes a significant contribution to an inclusive recovery from the crisis, by supporting people to support the economy and to re-launch purchasing power and local demand.