Early this week, the European Parliament published a note providing an overview of the risk of poverty or social exclusion in the European Union. This risk indicator refers to the situation of people either at risk of poverty, or severely materially deprived or living in a household with a very low work intensity. As part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which was adopted by the European Council on 17 June 2010, one of the key targets is the reduction of poverty by lifting at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty or social exclusion between 2008 and 2020.

Recently, Eurodiaconia, along with other NGOs who make up the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, co-signed a statement to end child poverty through investing in children in EU post 2020 financial framework.

To know more about the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion, check the latest note published by the EU Parliament.