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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 321

Poverty and Inequalities on the RiseJust Social Models needed as the solution

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 febbraio 2015

povertyA study of the impact of the European crisis and austerity on people, with a special focus on Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and SpainSpeakers include: Antonio Tajani (European Parliament Vice-president, EPP), David-Maria Sassoli (European Parliament Vice-president, S&D), Lieve Fransen (Director for Social Policies & EU2020 at the EU Commission, Jorge Nuño Mayer (Caritas Europa Secretary General), Walter Nanni (Head of Caritas Italiana Research Unit). Tiziana Ciampolini (Head of Caritas Torino Observatory). Moderator: Susanna Petruni (TG1 RAI Vice-director).In addition, representatives from Caritas Greece, Caritas Italy and Caritas Spain will present the situation in their countries, based on their work on grass-root level with the poor and unemployed.
The report, commissioned by Caritas Europa and Caritas organisations in 7 EU Member States, is the third annual edition in a series of in-depth examination on the impact that current policies are having on people in the EU countries worst affected by the economic crisis. It describes the human impacts of the crisis and of austerity policies, and documents the growing number of people struggling with poverty and inequalities.The Report also informs on measures undertaken by the EU and national authorities and on the impact of the “Troika Programmes”. Furthermore, it shows how the crisis has affected access to social services and healthcare, and deepened the difficult situation of children and their families.The last two editions of the Crisis Monitoring Report were well received and acknowledged by many European stakeholders; institutions, civil society organisations and media. (Photo: poverty)

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