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Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived


Within the framework of its Europe 2020 strategy, the European Union has set itself the objective of reducing by at least 20 million the number of people in or at risk of poverty or social exclusion by 2020. Yet the economic crisis has exacerbated poverty and social exclusion, raising concerns over the social consequences for individuals and society at large. The main Union's instrument for supporting employability, fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion is and will remain the European Social Fund (ESF). This structural instrument invests directly in people and their skills and aims at improving their labour market opportunities. Yet some of the most vulnerable citizens who suffer from extreme forms of poverty are too far removed from the labour market to benefit from the social inclusion measures of the ESF. 


Commission Status

24/10/2012 Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: A copy of theproposal will be sent to the European Parliament and Council

EU Parliament Status

24/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

24/10/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: It will be allocated to a committee for discussion

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