The government is this week set to begin the process of reforming and simplifying the French benefits system to create a 'universal income' basket for people living in poverty looking to find work.The plan - a campaign pledge of President Emmanuel Macron as part of his strategy to fight poverty - will lead to the etablishment of a revenu universel d'activité (RUA) that will combine a number of existing and new financial incentives for anyone looking for employment - and those in low-paid or part-time jobs who still rely on benefits.
Social protection systems are often still designed for the archetypical full-time dependent employee. Work patterns deviating from this model – be it self-employment or online "gig work" – can lead to gaps in social protection coverage. Globalisation and digitalisation are likely to exacerbate this discrepancy as new technologies make it easier and cheaper to offer and find work online, and online work platforms have experienced spectacular growth in recent years.
About a quarter of Europe’s population lives at risk of poverty and exclusion. For migrants and refugees—who often face numerous barriers to integration—the risk of poverty is even higher. While many programs have been put in place to tackle exclusion across the continent, we still know little about which approaches work best.
The “Inequalities and Social Cohesion” conference will have as ambition to bring together practitioners and researchers around these issues, and take this debate to the civil society.
The conference will take place in Paris over two days.
For the year 2018, thanks to credits delegated by the Mission of the International Adoption of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department of the Embassy of France in Haiti will spend 105,500 Euros to child protection actions.
Le Haut Conseil du financement de la protection sociale s’est intéressé à plusieurs reprises aux enjeux de lisibilité et de simplification des prélèvements sociaux, qui sont essentiels à la compréhension que les entreprises et les citoyens ont du système de protection sociale et de son financement et à leur adhésion.
This training will focus on different financial instruments intended for persons with disabilities, their implementation and monitoring in line with the UNCRPD.
Who should attend?