EU-25: National Action Plans on Social Inclusion
15 Member States submitted their National Action Plans against poverty and social exclusion (NAPs/incl) during June 2001 in response to the common objectives on poverty and social exclusion agreed by the EU at Nice in December 2000. In these plans, each Member State presented its priorities and efforts for this period in promoting social inclusion and combating poverty and social exclusion.
Second National Action Plans for social inclusion (NAPs/inclusion) were submitted in July 2003 in response to the common objectives on poverty and social exclusion which were revised in December 2002. Plans were prepared in the framework of a Common Outline.
In these 15 Member States, reports have been prepared on the implementation and impact of these plans together with an update on action proposed for the period 2005-2006.
The ten new Member States submitted their first National Action Plans against poverty and social exclusion (NAPs/inclusion) in July 2004 in response to the common objectives that have been agreed by Member States for the Union's social inclusion process. In these plans each new member state analyses the situation in relation to poverty and social exclusion, presents the strategy, objectives and targets it has established for the two year period from mid-2004 to mid-2006 and identifies the specific actions to be implemented in order to achieve them. They were then invited, if they so wished, to submit updates reporting on new initiatives since submission of their National Action Plans.
For further information please visit the Social Inclusion website of the European Commission.