International Poverty and Social Exclusion

In this report we are going to talk about how to deal with poverty and how to promote the social inclusion. It focuses on organizations that work with poverty, gender discrimination and social exclusion in five different European countries: Belgium, Lithuania, Portugal, Netherlands and Spain.
The number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion has increased in most member states. To achieve the overall European Union (EU) objective about the risk of poverty and social exclusion, member states have set their own national targets. The current economic situation poses a major challenge to policy makers trying to fight poverty and to ensure social inclusion.
It is important to be conscious about Europe 2020, that has the objective for the EU to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion.
Moreover, it explains the situation about poverty and social exclusion from each country (Belgium, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain) and naming five organizations of each one.
According to the target groups we have compared the different institutions of each country as well as the actions that they are carrying out in order to finish with poverty and social exclusion from the sociological, economical, educational, political and legal point of view. After this comparison we have design a comparative table in order to see the differences and similarities in a more visual form.
To conclude the report we have done some proposals to try the inclusion of these people in society. These countries want to ensure the safety of their target groups by creating non-discriminatory environment, provides a place to live and help to restore these people and public social relationships.