The Catholic aid organizations of the Caritas network, including Cordaid, ring the alarm bells about rising poverty and income inequality in Europe. Also in the Netherlands. On Thursday, April 14, Caritas Europa and Cordaid will launch the report ‘End Poverty in Europe’, which contains concrete recommendations for a more social Europe.
Europe is facing increasing levels of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. Inequalities stand at an unprecedented level and the gap between the rich and poor has widened since disposable income is unevenly distributed. About 123 million people are experiencing poverty today in Europe.
The report provides a constructive contribution to the debate on new European social welfare models based on social inclusion, investment and social protection, as well as on Human and Social Rights.