Almost 119 million people, or 23.7 % of the EU population, are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
We, members of the European Minimum Income Network, are convinced that this is not inevitable, but the consequence of political choices. One of these political choices to be made is the progressive realisation of well-designed Minimum Income Schemes: guaranteeing income support for everybody who needs it, for as long as they need it, enough to live a life in dignity and fully participate in society, adapted to the cost of living in every European country.
Today, we are asking you to show your support for the fight against poverty and for Guaranteed Minimum Income Schemes because:
The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out “the right to adequate minimum income benefits ensuring a life in dignity at all stages of life for everyone lacking sufficient resources”; ensuring progress on the access to this right, affirmed in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights , is essential for the credibility of the EU.
Well-designed Minimum Income Schemes are adequate to live in dignity, providing comprehensive coverage for all people who need the schemes for as long as they need it, and promote people’s empowerment and participation in society.
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