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REALM 28 February 2012 EUROPA 2020 – Flagship initiative “The European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion”. Europe 2020: Employment and Social Dimension.
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European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
1. The EU wants to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
2. EU 2020 targets and process to get there
3. Flagships and concrete actions
4. Member State assessment
75 % employment rate (% of population aged 20-64 years)
3% investment in R&D (% of EU’s GDP)
“20/20/20” climate/energy targets met (incl. 30% emissions reduction if conditions are right)
< 10% early school leavers & min. 40% hold tertiary degree
20 million less people should be at risk of poverty
Supported by 7 Flagship Initiatives
Fighting poverty“The European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion”
At risk of poverty or social exclusion: 114 mio
At risk of poverty: 80 mio
deprivation: 40 mio
Low work intensity: 34 mio
Source: EU-SILC (2009)
At-risk-of-poverty rate: total, by age and by employment status; EU-27
The risk of poverty threshold is set at 60 % of the national median equivalised disposable income (after social transfers).
Source: Eurostat (November 2011)
Severely materially deprived persons; Percentage of total population, 2009
People are considered « severely materially deprived" if they experience at least 4 out of 9 deprivations: people cannot afford i) to pay their rent or utility bills, ii) keep their home adequately warm, iii) face unexpected expenses, iv) eat meat, fish, or a protein equivalent every second day, v) a week of holiday away from home once a year, vi) a car, vii) a washing machine, viii) a colour tv, or ix) a telephone.
Source: Eurostat 2009
Persons living in households with very low work intensity, 2009
People aged 0-59 living in households where adults work less than 20% of their total work potential during the past year.
Additional efforts are required for reaching the targets in the area of employment and poverty:
European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion
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