All stakeholders can participate and send contributions until 1 April 2022.
As announced by the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, the Commission will propose a Council Recommendation on minimum income in 2022 to effectively support and complement the policies of Member States.
To do so, and to make sure to gather as much input as possible, the Commission has just published a call for evidence on the Have Your Say portal in all EU languages.
All stakeholders and citizens are invited to participate in this call: they can express their views why this initiative is necessary and what it should aim to achieve.
Inputs can be provided until 1 April 2022.
In parallel, the Commission carries out targeted stakeholders consultations on the initiative.
The Recommendation is planned for adoption in the course of 2022.
In line with principle 14 of the European Pillar of Social Rights everyone lacking sufficient resources has the right to adequate minimum income benefits ensuring a life in dignity, and access to enabling goods and services. For those who can work, minimum income benefits should be combined with incentives to (re)integrate into the labour market.
The initiative aims at:
- modernising the existing EU framework in response to the new economic and social realities as a consequence of the twin green and digital transitions;
- supporting Member States’ policies to alleviate poverty and prevent social exclusion and to modernise the current existing EU framework to factor in the new economic and social realities.