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Extreme Destitution Network Meeting

Date(s) - 25/11/2019 - 26/11/2019
All Day

Kerk in Actie


Eurodiaconia is pleased to invite you to the Extreme Destitution Network Meeting in Utrecht (NL) on 25-26 November 2019, hosted by our member Kerk in Actie.   This year’s meeting will focus on over-indebtedness, social justice (the issue of fair debt managing measures and practices) and poverty. Over-indebtedness can have various causes, e.g. lack of education, unemployment, in-work poverty, housing or health issues to name but a few. In combination with dysfunctional social security systems, this can lead to further poverty of people with debt. For this, a number of rights and principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights point the way forward. However, two years after the proclamation, how far have we actually come to seeing progress? How can we continue to improve effective and professional working practices in debtor assistance, while ensuring that our diaconal perspectives on social inclusion are heard and translated into concrete measures and policies? The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for members to share experiences and good practice, identify the challenges they face as well as discuss potential solutions and opportunities for development. This includes discussing what political solutions could be found at the national and European level to address over-indebtedness, group work sessions and a study visit to Rotterdam.

If you have any questions, please contact our Policy & Membership Development Officer Stefan Kitzmann at stefan.kitzmann@eurodiaconia.org or our Policy Assistant Alix de Noircarme at alix.denoircarme@eurodiaconia.org.


To know more about this event please check the invitation and draft agenda.


Please register through this online form by 25th October 2019 at the latest.