Proposal for a Council Recommendation on adequate minimum income ensuring active inclusion

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Series Details COM (2022) 490
Publication Date 28/09/2022
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Draft Council Recommendation tabled by the European Commission on 28 September 2022, focusing on adequate minimum income ensuring active inclusion.

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The proposed Recommendation aims to tackle poverty and social exclusion by promoting adequate income support, effective access to enabling and essential services for persons lacking sufficient resources and fostering labour market integration of those who can work, as laid in theĀ European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).

In order to reach its objectives, the initiative aims to:

  • improve the adequacy of income support;
  • improve the coverage and take-up of minimum income;
  • improve access to inclusive labour markets for those who can work;
  • improve access to enabling and essential services;
  • promote individualised support;
  • increase the effectiveness of the governance of social safety nets at EU, national, regional and local level, as well as monitoring and reporting mechanisms.

The draft Recommendation was adopted by the European Commission on 28 September 2022, alongside a Communication aimed at supporting the assessment of distributional impact of Member States' reforms. The Recommendation was adopted by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2023.

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EurActiv, 29/09/2022: Commission presents recommendation for adequate minimum income schemes

EUR-LEX: SWD(2022)313: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal
European Commission: Press Release, 28/09/2022: Minimum income: more effective support needed to fight poverty and promote employment
European Commission: Questions and answers: adequate minimum income (28 September 2022)
European Commission: Statement by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit on protecting people from asbestos and minimum income (28 September 2022)
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 30/01/2023: Council adopts recommendation on adequate minimum income

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