Poverty

12 December 2017

Peer Review on ‘Social entrepreneurship to tackle unmet social challenges’, Oslo, Norway, 12 and 13 December 2017

In Norway, the growth of social entrepreneurship and social innovation has primarily been driven by individuals, enterprises and investors. Political interest in the field was demonstrated in 2011 with the establishment of a grant for social entrepreneurs...
14 February 2017

55th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development

“The 55th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) took place in New York on 1-10 February 2017. The priority theme for the event was “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. Represe...
2016 Review of  Employment and Social Developments in Europe highlights more employment, less poverty and a changing world of work
20 December 2016

2016 Review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe highlights more employment, less poverty and a changing world of work

The latest annual review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) published today shows encouraging results. Around 3 million jobs have been created and employment has risen, pushing back poverty. However, unemployment remains high, with hug...
27 June 2016

Council Conclusions on 'Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion: an Integrated Approach'

The Council calls on the Commission and the Member States to develop an integrated approach to combat poverty and social exclusion by combining adequate income support, access to quality services and inclusive labour markets, while ensuring equal opportun...
Poverty risks since the crisis: are older people winning at the expense of the young?
15 June 2016

Poverty risks since the crisis: are older people winning at the expense of the young?

One of the legacies of the crisis is an increased number of people at risk of poverty. These are people with household incomes below 60% of the median income in their country. The share of people at risk of poverty (or the ‘at-risk-of-poverty rate’, AROP)...
11 February 2016

Peer Review in the Netherlands: Social community teams against poverty

The Dutch government’s declared aim is to move from a welfare state to a “participation society” built on citizens’ self-reliance and networking. Large parts of the social security system have been devolved to the municipalities, which are expected to fol...
15 April 2015

Looking beyond 2015 for decent work and in the global fight against poverty

The European Commission is fully committed to the process of adopting a post-2015 development agenda, which is currently driven by the United Nations to set the main goals and targets for the next 15 years.

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