Access to essential services for people on low incomes in Europe

This European Social Policy Network (ESPN) report examines access to six essential services (water, sanitation, energy, transport, financial services and digital communications) by people on low incomes in the 27 EU countries and in 8 non-EU countries. It shows that more needs to be done at national and EU level to guarantee accessible, available and affordable good-quality essential services to all in line with the European Pillar of Social Rights, and makes several recommendations to achieve this. The report also highlights the importance of ensuring that support measures are backed up by comprehensive policy frameworks as well as effective monitoring, evaluation and governance mechanisms.

Find the report here.

Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Policy & Policy Analysis
Built environment (housing, transport, urban planning), Digital, ehealth and mhealth, digitalisation, health literacy, Environment, climate change, Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Governance, Health in All Policies, Economy of Wellbeing, Health Impact Assessment, sustainable development
Europe, Global
European, International

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