European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) and BAPN will hold a major conference on 24 September in Brussels to contribute to the 2010 European Year against Poverty and Social Exclusion, building consensus towards the need for progress on the guarantee of an adequate minimum income for a diginified life, as a basis for a fairer EU.
Starting from the experiences of people living on a minimum income, the conference will engage in a timely review of the role of minimum income in promoting a better life for all, and review the progress made, in the context of the European Year against Poverty and Social Exclusion. The aim is to press for concrete proposals which can ensure an adequate minimum income as a lasting legacy from the 2010 year that will directly impact on the lives of the 84 million people in poverty in the EU. Such proposals could include the proposal for a Framework EU directive on Minimum Income which would mark a historic step forward in EU cooperation to achieve a high level of social standards in the EU, in the context of the new Treaty.
Objectives of the conference
Date: Friday 24 September 2010 – 9.00am – 17.30pm
Venue: MCE Conference Centre, Rue de L’Aqueduc 118, Waterleidingstraat, 1050 Brussels - Belgium
Languages: French, English and Dutch. Whispered translation will be organized amongst EAPN delegations for those who need it.