ANSA (member of EAPN France) holds conference on French minimum income RSA

Paris, 30/06/2014 -The ANSA (Agence Nouvelle des Solidarités Actives), member of EAPN France and national pilot in the European Minimum Income Network (EMIN), organised a public conference on the French minimum income scheme (Revenu de Solidarité Active – RSA), gathering minimum-income recipients, organisations, civil servants, regional/local authorities, professional organisations, policy makers, academics and private sector representatives. Continue reading

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BAPN: BMIN holds conference on adequate and accessible minimum income

10/06/2014 – BMIN (Belgian Minimum Income Network) organized the conference “Towards the progressive realization of an adequate and accessible minimum income.” The first results of the project were presented as well as BMIN’s recommendations for European and national levels. The following political parties took part in the conference: CDH, Ecolo, FDF, Groen, MR, N-VA, PVDA, Sp.a and PS. All parties confirmed the need for a strong minimum income above the poverty line, and recognized the importance of easy access to minimum income, inter alia, through the automatic granting of rights. Several parties also reaffirmed the target to take 530,000 people out of poverty by 2020  If political parties keep their promise, then the punitive conditions that restrict peoples access to minimum income schemes should be removed.    Continue reading