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Poverty and social exclusion - 14.12.2009
Poverty and social exclusion: launch of EU Year 2010
1 January will be the starting point of a year dedicated to combating poverty and social exclusion.
National and local events will take place in every EU Member State, plus Norway and Iceland. Activities will include awareness raising campaigns, workshops and information seminars in schools. Films, magazines and other information material will be produced to help people understand how poverty and social exclusion affect their communities, and for those directly affected, increase awareness of their rights.
All countries participating in the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion have drawn up a national programme, in accordance with the guiding principles and objectives of the Year.
These programmes were drafted together with stakeholders that could include civil society organisations and organisations defending or representing the interests of those who experience poverty and social exclusion, the social partners, and regional and local authorities.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda