Minimum income across all ages: a focus on elderly people

ETUI-ETUC workshop, 19 May 2022, 15-17h CET
This joint ETUI/ETUC hybrid workshop will explore key dimensions of poverty across all ages, with a specific focus on old age. The speakers will discuss how people, both in working and in retirement age, are affected by poverty and will look into ways to ensure them all the right to a minimum income guaranteeing a life of dignity as per the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).The contributions will take stock of a needs-based assessment, against the effectiveness of existing minimum income schemes, including minimum pensions. Moreover, the panellists will discuss effective policy strategies at the EU level for both working-age and retired individuals.The debate will include both academics, trade unionists as well as representatives of the European institutions, and will feed the contribution of the European trade union movement to the upcoming EC proposal to the Council for a Recommendation. For more information and to consult the draft agenda, please click here 

Interpretation will be available in EN/FR/IT/ES/DE/RO. Please make sure you are using the most recent version of Zoom. 

The executive summary of the conducted research will be available soon in different languages on this webpage.

To register for online participation, please click here. You will receive the Zoom link to connect upon registration. The workshop will be partially hybrid, with some of the speakers participating in the meeting room in Brussels. 
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