Past events

Hybrid, with main venue in the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Based on the research conducted as part of the EUROSHIP project, this conference will present an up-to-date picture of poverty and social exclusion in Europe and make recommendations. It will provide an overview of statistical indicators and unique qualitative information about the many consequences of poverty and social exclusion in the lives of individuals from different European welfare and industrial relations systems.

In sum, the conference will centre on three key questions:

  • Who are the poor and socially excluded in Europe today and what does it mean in the lives of affected citizens?
  • Do current European social and labour market initiatives and policy instruments offer efficient tools to mitigate the effects of economic and social exclusion?
  • What else should the European Union and national governments do to strengthen social citizenship for individuals at risk of poverty and social exclusion in the future?


Venue: online and European Parliament, Brussels

Host: MEP Sara Matthieu (the Green Party)

Laura de Bonfils, Social Platform and Rune Halvorsen, OsloMet

Estonia, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Spain and the UK.

Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway