In November 2019, the organisations member of the Community and Voluntary Pillar (including the Community Platform) met representatives of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to discuss the draft contents’ outline of the new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion.
The timeframe for publication of the new Stop Poverrty Plan has been extended is now the end of Q1 or early Q2 of 2019.
There is a long way to go to completing it, with a lot of efforts made and to be made in getting adequate engagement with other Departments.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is also consulting various stakeholders about the possibility changing the poverty target so that the deadline for achieving 2% consistent poverty by 2020 would be postponed to 2028.
The Community and Voluntary Pillar members suggested to keep the emphasis on an ambitious target, with a plan detailing a clear strategy of how it can be achieved.