Caritas Europa: Fostering access to quality services. A shield against poverty.

Caritas Europa is launching our new Caritas CARES! report on poverty and inequalities in Europe.

Wednesday 19 February 2020


Fostering access to quality services
A shield against poverty

Cindy Franssen
Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Katarina Ivanković-Knežević
Director for Social Affairs, DG Employment, European Commission

François Vandamme
Vice-President, European Committee of Social Rights, Council of Europe

Chiara Crepaldi
Head of Unit, European Social Policies Research Unit, Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale

Maria Nyman
Secretary General, Caritas Europa

Walter Nanni
Researcher, Studies Office, Caritas Italy

10.00-12.00 (registration from 9.40)
EPC Conference Centre (3rd floor), Rue du Trône 14-16, 1000 Brussels

The European Policy Centre is delighted to invite you to this Policy Dialogue on 19th February.

Universal access to high-quality social services is essential to guarantee a good quality of life in Europe. However, in some Member States, access to social services is unavailable to certain groups such as the homeless and undocumented people, or is inadequate for disadvantaged people. This Policy Dialogue aims to discuss how access to quality social services can help mitigate poverty and inequality, including how the EU and Member States can improve access of disadvantaged groups to social services and maximize the long-term impact on economic and social cohesion. The discussion, which will draw on the findings of a recent report by Caritas, will be moderated by EPC Senior Adviser Erika Mezger.

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