|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2018) 742|
|Content Type||Policy-making, Report|
On 14 November 2018 the European Commission presented its annual report on the programmes supported by the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) in 2016.
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) helps to alleviate the worst forms of poverty in the EU such as food deprivation, child poverty and homelessness. Although the situation improved in 2016, the proportion of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion (23.5%) and those affected by severe material deprivation (7.5%) remained high.
FEAD supports the most disadvantaged groups in society by providing food and basic consumer items such as school supplies and toiletries or by organising social inclusion activities. The total available amount of FEAD is €3.8 billion at current prices. The EU provides a maximum of 85% matching funding to complement resources allocated by the Member States, bringing the total value of the fund to around €4.5 billion.
This summary report is based on the information contained in the Member States' 2016 implementation reports, as accepted by the Commission. In view of the time lag between implementation and reporting, the report also includes later developments if this information is available.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Poverty, Social Inclusion | Exclusion|
|Keywords||Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived [FEAD]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|