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9th European Meeting of People experiencing poverty

The 9th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty was organised by the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, with the support of the European Commission and of the European Anti-Poverty Network. The event took place in the European Parliament on 25th of June and in the European Commission on 26th of June.  This year's meeting was called "Starting point for a new deal". People experiencing poverty called on the EU to focus on people rather then on competitiveness. The following main priorities and conclusion were made:


-participation of people experiencing poverty in decision-making processes at all stages

-responsibility and accountability of decision makers

-guarantee of fundamental rights linked to affordable, quality and safe housing, social services, food, decent work and education for all

-protection of families

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