European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion
The European Platform against poverty and social exclusion is an initiative of European Commission bringing together EU member states, EU institutions and key stakeholders against poverty and exclusion. It is focusing on actions to reach the EU target of reducing poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020. Launched in 2010, the Platform is part of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Although national governments are mainly responsible for combatting poverty and social exclusion, the EU can assist by identifying best practices and promoting mutual learning, setting up EU-wide rules and making funding available.
More information about the Platform is provided here.