Social Affairs Ministers to discuss the role of Minimum Income Schemes

The Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs that will take place in Athens, Greece, on April 29-30, will discuss  “Economic recovery and social policies: the role of minimum income schemes”. The Social Platform will have a delegation who will meet with the Ministers to exchange on this topic.

The position paper prepared by the Social Platform for this meeting draws on the work of EAPN and the EMIN project and calls on all member states to put in place adequate minimum income schemes that are accessible for all that need them. The right to an adequate minimum income should be recognised as a fundamental right and should enable people to live a life in dignity, support their full participation in society and ensure their independence across the life cycle. The Platform position states that to achieve a level playing field across Europe, an EU framework directive on Adequate Minimum Income Schemes should be adopted that establishes common principles, definitions of adequacy, and methods.

Please use your contacts and networks to draw attention to this important discussion.

See the full Platform contribution here:  Social Platform Contribution_informal EPSCO_Greece

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