Povertà

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  • Adottati on 12/07/2012
    Riferimento
    SOC/462-EESC-2012-01-01-1586
    Employers - GR I
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    482
    -
    EESC opinion: Participatory processes in the implementation of Europe 2020
  • Adottati on 22/02/2012
    Riferimento
    SOC/433-EESC-2012-477
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    478
    -
    EESC opinion: European Social Fund
  • Adottati on 27/10/2011
    Riferimento
    SOC/408-EESC-2011-1592
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    475
    -

    Homelessness is the fourth most common reason given for poverty in the EU. It causes major personal tragedies, and also has significant social implications. If the number of homeless people was reduced, social costs would also decrease, and with better social inclusion Europe would progress. The right to housing is enshrined in many countries' constitutions. Still, there is no single and consistent method of collecting data on homelessness and the social integration of homeless people remains a very complex and difficult process. This EESC opinion, which focuses on both the effects and the causes of this problem, proposes measures to address it.

    EESC opinion: Homelessness
  • Adottati on 15/06/2011
    Riferimento
    SOC/405-EESC-2011-1000
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    United Kingdom
    Plenary session number
    472
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    EESC opinion: European platform against poverty and social exclusion
  • Adottati on 15/03/2011
    Riferimento
    SOC/391-EESC-2011-529
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    470
    -
    EESC opinion: The future of the European Social Fund after 2013
  • Reference number
    28/2024

    Ten percent of women live in dire poverty. One in three women face violence. With a growing backlash against women's rights, unwavering commitment from both institutions and civil society is vital. A debate at the EESC plenary session underscored the need to keep up support for the fight for gender equality.

  • Reference number
    17/2024

    This year the UNCSW, the UN’s top annual meeting on gender equality, will focus on ending women’s poverty. During its inaugural participation in the event, the EESC will contribute to the theme with a declaration comprising ten action points for the economic empowerment and social protection of women

  • Un reddito minimo adeguato è una condizione necessaria per garantire una vita dignitosa a molti europei, tanto più in quanto si prevede che aumenti il numero di persone a rischio di povertà. Onde assicurarsi che di tale reddito possano beneficiare effettivamente tutti coloro che ne hanno bisogno, gli Stati membri dovrebbero stabilire criteri di ammissibilità trasparenti e non discriminatori.

  • Poverty must always be combated in the EU and in the rest of the world. This is all the more important as the cost of living has increased significantly since the onset of the war in Ukraine. While civil society organisations provide important solutions to tackle the effects of poverty, it is clear that future policy measures must be poverty-proof. These are the conclusions of a discussion organised by the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 22 March 2023. The event was attended by high-level guest speakers, including Italy's Minister for Labour and Social Policies, Marina Elvira Calderone.

  • As the number of EU households unable to warm their homes is likely to grow and with energy annual inflation hitting over 40%, the EU and the Member States should adopt and implement urgent measures to prevent and tackle energy poverty threatening Europeans