The European project “European Minimum Income Network Project” (Contract no. VC/2012/0825) is a two year project (2013 – 2014) funded by the European Commission, that aims to build consensus to take the necessary steps towards the progressive realisation of adequate and accessible minimum income schemes.
In cash based societies, Minimum Income schemes provide a lifeline for people experiencing poverty and social exclusion to enable them to:
• Remain active in the society
• Reconnect to the world of work
• Live a life in dignity
Also, it is an important basis for an inclusive recovery from the crisis.
The project is based on the following partnership:
• Lead Partner: EAPN (European Anti-Poverty Network)
• Key partners
• AGE Platform Europe
• FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless)
• Belgian Public Administration, Public Planning Service Social Integration, Anti Poverty Policy and Social Economy Social Integration
• ANSA (Agence Nouvelle des Solidarités Actives)
• ETUI (European Trade Union Institute)
• OSE (Observatoire Social Européen)
• SIRG (Social Inclusion Regional Group)
• National Minimum Income Networks
• Belgium by Belgian Anti Poverty Network
• Italy, CILAP/EAPN Italy
• Ireland, EAPN Ireland
• Denmark ,EAPN Denmark
• Hungary by EAPN Hungary
“AUR” – the National Association of Human Resources Specialists will represent RENASIS and will coordinate this project through a direct implication of it’s members. As ASSOCIATE PARTNER, “AUR” – the National Association of Human Resources Specialists that represents official RENASIS, will have the following responsibilities and benefits derived from associating in this international consortium:
• Attend the First European Level Conference (December 2013): The focus of this first conference will be discussion on the key learning points from year 1 of the project, the dissemination of the work from the five countries identified to pilot the work in the first year of the project (Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Italy and Hungary) and the two thematic approaches (Age and Homelessness).
• Deliver Report on Analysis of Minimum Income Scheme/s in Romania: Based on the experience of developing the reports in the 5 identified countries for the first year of the project (Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Italy and Hungary), the National Report analysing Minimum Income Scheme/s in Romania will include 1) proposals on common definitions and criteria for adequate Minimum Income Schemes. 2) presentation of good and unsatisfactory practices 3) identification of key steps for the progressive realisation of access to adequate Minimum Income Schemes.
• Organise a National level Conference: National conference to be held in September 2014, aimed at presenting the findings from the national report, information from the EU project and relevant EU developments, awareness raising and identifying steps to help the building of consensus towards ensuring progress towards the progressive realisation of adequate and accessible Minimum Income Schemes in Romania. This will include discussions on the proposals for common definitions and criteria for adequate Minimum IncomeSchemes. The results of the National Conferences will feed into the discussions at the second European level Conference.
• Attend the Second EU level Conference: Using the outputs of national conferences and transnational peer reviews, a second European level Conference will be held aimed at disseminating the findings from the national level and proposals for action at EU level developed through the project. A particular outcome of this Conference will be a proposal for common EU level definition and criteria for adequate Minimum Income Schemes and recommendations for strengthening EU cooperation in this area aimed. Building consensus at National and EU levels for the further steps to be taken is a key part of this project.