Last Friday, Eurodiaconia, along with other European partners, co-signed an EAPN letter to the newly elected MEPs to ensure that the eradication of poverty stays at the top of the next five years’ political agenda.

Three specific requests were made to the new members of the European Parliament to tackle poverty, inequality and social exclusion:

  • Participate in the ‘Roundtable on the Fight Against Poverty’ on 17 October, International Day Against Poverty.
  • Support the continuation of the Intergroup on Poverty and Human Rights, and mobilise their political group in favour of this
  • Recognise the important role that people experiencing poverty play in the fight against poverty and commit to attending the 18th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty.

To know more about our requests to the newly elected MEPs, have a look at the letter.