Contribution Informal EPSCO Greece: adequate minimum income schemes are basis for high level social protection and act as economic stabilisers
Social Platform Position Paper to the informal EPSCO Council in Athens, Greece, of April 29-30 addressing the topic of "Economic recovery and social policies: the role of minimum income schemes".
We call on all member states to put in place adequate minimum income schemes that are accessible for all that need them. The right to an adequate minimum income should be recognised as a fundamental right and should enable people to live a life in dignity, support their full participation in society and ensure their independence across the life cycle. To achieve a level playing field across Europe, an EU framework directive on Adequate Minimum Income Schemes should be adopted that establishes common principles, definitions of adequacy, and methods.