17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the EU publishes its statistics

October 16, 2017

Hat: 17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the EU publishes its statistics

Funding Scheme: 2017-10-16

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes

Amorce:

The EU is fighting poverty and social exclusion through the European Social Fund, which promotes social inclusion and employment, but also through the Youth Employment Initiative.

Text:

After three consecutive increases between 2009 and 2012 to reach almost 25%, the proportion of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU has since continuously decreased to 23.4% last year, only 0.1 percentage points above its 2009 low-point. The reduction of the number of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU is one of the key targets of the Europe 2020 strategy.

Url description: EUROSTAT

Url: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8314163/3-16102017-BP-EN.pdf/d31fadc6-a284-47f3-ae1c-8212a581b0c1