Parliamentary question - O-000051/2022Parliamentary question
O-000051/2022

Adequate minimum income to ensure active inclusion

30.11.2022

Question for oral answer  O-000051/2022
to the Commission
Rule 136
Dragoş Pîslaru, Krzysztof Hetman, Estrella Durá Ferrandis, Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová, Sara Matthieu, Giuseppe Milazzo, Özlem Demirel
on behalf of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

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Living in dignity is a human right. In 2021, 95.4 million people in the EU, representing 21.7 % of the EU’s population[1], were at risk of poverty and social exclusion (AROPE).

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rising cost of living risk further exacerbating the plight of individuals and households in precarious socio-economic situations.

Minimum income schemes (MISs) serve as a social safety net guaranteeing a minimum standard of living and the right to dignity at all stages of life. For people lacking sufficient resources and decent, stable employment, access to an adequate minimum income plays an essential role in reducing poverty, social exclusion and inequalities. Such schemes should be combined with incentives and measures enabling labour-market activation for people who are able to work.

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs would like to ask the Commission:

Submitted: 30.11.2022

Lapses: 1.3.2023

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