The EU and Minimum Income Protection Vandenbroucke plus others
FEANTSA (the European Network of homeless service providers) as part of the European Minimum Income Network project, has produced a thematic study on “take up of minimum income by vulnerable groups, in particular homeless people”. In this report based on the work of Odenore (Observatoire DEs NOn-REcours aux droits et services, IEP Grenoble, France) they present an important typology for understanding non-take-up in terms of: unknown, unclaimed, unobtained, and confiscated rights. They also show how with political will progress cna be made in the access of these rights. Access the FEANTSA Report here
Is Non-Take-Up a problem? A working paper of EUROFOUND on access to benefits in times of crisis outlines 11 convincing arguments why non-take-up is a problem. They also review the latest literature on non-take-up and present the available figures. In addition they present mechanisms for discussion that could contribute to increasing the gap in non-take-up. Access the Eurofound working paper here
ILO Recomendation 202 Concerning National Floors of Social Protection
Overview of Reference Budget literature review
2014-06-24_Social Platform Position Paper on a Directive on Minimum Income
Committee of the Regions Opinion on Platform Against Poverty (supports MI Directive)
EAPN Ireland led EU Social Standards Project Report 2007
EESC opinion on Minimum Income calls for a European Framework Directive.
Assessment of the implementation of the EC Recommendation on Active Inclusion – 2013 – Access the synthesis report here.
SIP – Commission Staff Working Document – Follow-up on the implementation by the MS of the 2008 EC Recommendation on active inclusion – SWD(2013) 39.pdf
The Adequacy of Minimum Income in the EU – EAPN Explainer: An EAPN document presenting the definitions and challenges attached to the notion of “adequacy” and what we propose in terms of calculating “decent” minimum income schemes (2010).
Proposal for an EU Framework Directive on Minimum Income made by Anne Van Lancker, Consultant for EAPN.
European Parliament report on the role of minimum income in combating poverty and promoting an inclusive society in Europe, by Ilda Figueiredo, EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, July 2010.
Myths and Realities: A paper by Prof John Veit-Wilson, offering strong arguments in favour of the idea of an adequate minimum income for a decent and dignified level of living for all.
Minimum Income Schemes across EU Member States, 2009, by Eric Marlier and Hugh Frazer
Recommendation from the Commission to the Council on the active inclusion of people excluded from the labour market, October 2008.
92/441/EEC: Council Recommendation of 24 June 1992 on common criteria concerning sufficient resources and social assistance in social protection systems