We are glad to announce the start of the ENSIE policy breakfast webinars. The first webinar will take place on the 9th of May from 10am to 11am. This webinar will focus on “The role of WISEs in contributing to the Principle N°14 of the European Pillar of Social Rights on minimum income”. The session will take place on Zoom and in English only.
10.00 am – 10.05 am: Welcome of participants
10.05 am – 10.20 am: Presentation of the Social Platform Minimum income taskforce’s work – Robert Ranson,
Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at Social Platform (TBC)
10.20 am – 10.30 am: Introduction & ENSIE position on EU minimum income policy – Aziza Yussupova, ENSIE
Senior Policy Officer
10.30 am – 11.00 am: Q&A and interactive session with participants.
ENSIE is devoted to make from the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and its action plan a reality through the, direct and indirect, contribution of WISEs to almost all of the EPSR principles and thus to the 2030 targets set by the European Union.
On the 28th of September 2022, the European Commission published the Proposal for the Council Recommendation on adequate minimum income ensuring active inclusion. This document recongised social economy as facilitator of employment opportunities for minimum income schemes (MIS) beneficiaries and its recognition as being the steppingstone towards attachment to the open labour market. Nevertheless, the crucial role played by work integration social enterprises (WISEs) which are at the forefront to support disadvantaged people’s socio-professional integration1 is, unfortunately, overlooked.
In addition, efficient, inclusive and accessible minimum income schemes (MIS) combined with labour activation measures are crucial to ensure people’s sufficient level of resources to live in dignity and participate in economic and social life. Indeed, the risk of poverty affected over 95.4 million Europeans in 2022 and challenges to support beneficiaries of MIS and their participation on the labour market and society persist.
This session will allow participants to better understand the ENSIE work, the debate around the minimum income as well as the current state of play of EU policies on this topic and how to act at national levels. In addition, the second part of the session is the interactive part with participants, so we expect from you to share your experience, concerns and needs.