Ethnic minority poverty focus of Brussels presentation

ISER’s Lucinda Platt gave a presentation on Ethnic minority poverty and disadvantage in the UK as part of a seminar on the relative position of migrants held recently in Brussels.

The seminar was part of the Social Situation Observatory – Network on Income distribution and living conditions and was aimed at reviewing the current state of research and knowledge on the relative position of migrants by:

  • assessing the current situation in the EU-27
  • analysing the access of migrants to services (social services, healthcare, housing)
  • addressing social mobility and education for the children with immigrant background

One of the main questions being explored at the event was why, despite contributing to the economic growth of the Member States, migrants often face higher risks of unemployment and poverty than nationals and in many countries find social inclusion difficult.

The Social Situation Observatory was established by the European Commission in 2005 in order to monitor social and demographic trends and to analyse the factors underlying these so as to provide an input into the policy debate. The Observatory includes three multi-disciplinary networks of independent experts which cover various aspects of the social situation (Income distribution and living conditions; Demography; Health status, health care and long-term care). Ensuring the inclusion of migrants is a key element of the policies set up by the Member States in the context of the EU social inclusion strategy.

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