Social Exclusion is a fact. Today a quarter of Europe’s population lives at risk of poverty and exclusion and for migrants and refugees it is even harder as they face barriers to integration. The EU is fighting this phenomenon with programs to tackle exclusion all across the continent. Let’s see how much you really know about the European Social Inclusion Strategies by taking the test below!
There are several initiatives taking place in Europe to tackle social exclusion and help societies come together. As for the Europe 2020 strategy, there is a Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion and an Agenda to foster and create new skills and jobs all through out Europe. One of the areas of focus is that of social investment, which is all about investing in people. Designing policies to strengthen people’s skills and capacities through education, quality childcare, healthcare, training, job-search assistance and rehabilitation.