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Thursday 6th of August 2020


4th Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion



Thursday 20th of November 2014 - Monday 24th of November 2014


In 2014 the Implementation of the Social Investment Package will be a priority with a focus on the effectiveness of social protections systems, a subject addressed in Annual report 2013 on Employment and social development in Europe published in January 2014. In November 2013 the EC published an updated version of the roadmap keeping track of the progresses of the implementation of the SIP for the period 2013 – 2014.

The implementation of the SIP will foresee the use of EU funds included Structural Funds, now in a crucial moment as 28 partnership agreements are under negotiations, 180 operational programmes have to be submitted to the Commission. Beside Structural Funds there are other funds have an important component on social policies such for example the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF), the Employment and Social innovation Programme (EASI), the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation.

The EC will also launch a “knowledge bank”, foreseen by the SIP, to help policymakers and experts share social policy experiences while a conference on Social Policy Innovation will take place in May. It will take stock of the work done so far with a focus on activities supported by EU funds. A call for proposals on social integrated services will be also launched.

A conference on adequate minimum income is also in the pipeline for spring (March or April).

A video presenting results of the 3rd Annual Convention against Poverty and Social Exclusion which took place in November 2013 is available.

Further information at available at the following link. The 4th European Convention against Poverty and Social Exclusion will take place on 20 – 24 November 2014. For the next Conventions stakeholders suggested to address topics such as education, housing and migration.

An area that has moved forward is the one on Investing in children with the launch of the dedicated Platform to identify, evaluate and report on good practices for investing in children, parenting support, and child participation, as well as monitor the implementation of the Recommendation on Investing in Children.

Another subject high on EC’s agenda will be gender equality and pensions including the development of indicators of pension adequacy and sustainability in EU Member States. A conference is scheduled in February on the implementation of the EU White paper on pensions since 2013.

A mid-term review of Europe 2020 is also currently in the making. At the end of February 2014 the EC will release a communication taking stock of the implementation of Europe 2020 in terms of targets and flagship initiatives.

The review itself will take place in 2015, conclusions and new orientations will be published by the college of Commissioners in charge. 


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