On the 25th of September, EAPN Portugal organized a national conference to present the main results of the national report and to promote a broad discussion about adequate minimum income schemes. The half day seminar was attended by Bérengére Steppé, a Policy Officer from European Commission that strengthened the support of the Commission to the work that is being developed by EMIN Project and the satisfaction with the results achieved so far. This policy officer stressed that the Commission have high expectations for the recommendations that will come out of the project and how the networks will develop in all the Member States, as they represent an important leverage from the different types of stakeholders to build awareness and ensure the implementation of adequate minimum income schemes. It was also stated the commitment of the Commission with the effort to support the implementation of the active inclusion recommendation by making studies and developing data analysis to support raising awareness on this issue. Continue reading