Social Platform Position Paper on an EU directive on adequate minimum income

ENSURING ADEQUATE MINIMUM INCOME SCHEMES THROUGHOUT THE EU AS THE BASIS FOR HIGH LEVEL SOCIAL PROTECTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

Adopted by the Steering Group on June 24, 2014

KEY MESSAGES

Ensure every person’s fundamental right to live a life in dignity

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

 

WHAT we want

We call for the adoption of an EU framework directive on Adequate Minimum Income Schemes that establishes common principles, definitions and methods, to achieve a level playing field across Europe.

 

HOW should we shape an EU framework directive on minimum income and ensure its successful implementation?

We consider that a key role of the EU lies in the development of an EU framework directive that includes the obligation for all member states to put in place adequate minimum income protection schemes.

 

This position paper is one element of a broader Social Platform common framework position on an adequate minimum social floor in the EU.

 

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