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What is the EU doing to fight against poverty and social exclusion?

European citizens regularly contact the European Parliament on the subject of poverty and social exclusion in Europe, calling for more to be done to help poor people to escape their predicament. So what is the EU doing about it? Continue reading

Child poverty in the European Union: The crisis and its aftermath

Written by Marie Lecerf, More than one in four children in the European Union (EU) is at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The poverty rate for children is higher than that for any other age group, though it varies widely across Member States. Furthermore, between 2008 and 2014, Europe has witnessed a rise in … Continue reading

Vulnerable social groups: Before and after the crisis

Written by Monika Kiss, ‘Vulnerable social groups’ are groups of people considered to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion because of physical disabilities, age factors, ethnic origins, lack of housing, or substance abuse. These people, who were already struggling with financial, social and employment difficulties before the 2008 economic crisis, have become further … Continue reading

Elderly people and poverty: Current levels and changes since the crisis

Written by David Eatock, Measuring poverty is complex and a number of indicators are now used to try to give a comprehensive picture. A composite measure – ‘at risk of poverty or social exclusion’ (AROPE) – is used today to measure progress on the Europe 2020 anti-poverty target. In general, poverty for those aged 65 … Continue reading

Poverty in the European Union: The crisis and its aftermath

Written by Marie Lecerf, The economic crisis has exacerbated social burdens such as poverty and inequality, which were already major issues before the crisis. Due to the multifaceted nature of poverty, the European Union uses a multidimensional indicator – the ‘at risk of poverty or social exclusion’ rate – based on three different dimensions: monetary … Continue reading

Child poverty in the EU

Written by Verena Kern In 2013, 27,7 percent of children in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The figures have been on the rise in most EU Member States since the onset of the crisis. The risk of growing up in poverty is highest in Bulgaria, Romania and Greece and lowest … Continue reading

EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges

Written by Angelos Delivorias and Giulio Sabbati Europe’s share of the global population is declining and its population is ageing. Unemployment is still high, although rates vary between Member States, as well as within them. Women, young adults and older workers have a higher risk of unemployment, while the number of part-time workers is increasing. … Continue reading

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

Written by Christiaan van Lierop Launched in 2014, the FEAD helps support Europe’s most vulnerable citizens. Worth a total of €3.5 billion for the 2014-20 period, this assistance includes food, clothing and essential goods along with activities promoting social inclusion. Background With one in ten Europeans suffering from severe material deprivation in 2012, the FEAD was … Continue reading

Minimum wages in the EU

Written by Verena Kern Several EU Member States have recently implemented adaptions to their wage policies. The most debated change was the introduction of a national minimum wage of 8.50 € per hour in Germany from 1 January 2015. Minimum wages are common globally with different systems in place. About 100 countries worldwide, including 22 … Continue reading

Poverty risk, inequality and social exclusion

Updated on 22 January 2016 Written by Eulalia Claros, Verena Kern The distribution of poverty, inequality and social exclusion varies significantly across EU Member States. Based on 2013 data, this infographic shows who is at risk, how equally disposable income is distributed,and how much EU countries spend on specific measures to combat poverty and social … Continue reading

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived

A €3.5 billion Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) is poised to replace and expand on the EU food aid programme discontinued last year. It aims to support MemberState schemes providing food to the poorest, as well as clothing and other essential goods to the most deprived. Poverty and social exclusion in … Continue reading

Child poverty and social exclusion: A framework for European action

More than one child in four in the European Union (EU) is at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The poverty rate for children is higher than that for any other age group, though it varies widely across Member States (MS). Over the past decade, exchanges between EU institutions, MS and civil society have led … Continue reading

Library focus on EU’s Social Dimension

Since the start of the crisis in 2008, we’ve been hearing a lot about fiscal and financial issues– everything from austerity and deficits through monetary policy and quantitative easing to volatility and yields. But the difficult period that Europe has been going through isn’t just about economics and finance. It’s about people, too. So this … Continue reading

Pauvreté dans l’Union européenne. Impact social de la crise économique

Dans l’Union européenne (UE), 119 millions de personnes étaient menacées de pauvreté ou d’exclusion sociale en 2011, soit près d’une personne sur quatre, avec de grandes disparités entre les Etats membres (EM). La pauvreté a plusieurs facettes, c’est pourquoi l’UE utilise différents indicateurs pour la mesurer, fondés sur les ressources monétaires, les conditions de vie, … Continue reading

Fund for European Aid for the Most Deprived

On 24 October 2012, the European Commission (EC) announced a proposal to set up a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) to support national schemes providing food, clothing and other essential goods to the most-deprived, the homeless and materially-deprived children. The Europe 2020 strategy has placed fight against poverty and social … Continue reading

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