National Strategy for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction

The new National Strategy for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction was prepared by the General Secretariat for Social Solidarity and Combating Poverty, of the Ministry of Social Cohesion and Family through the competent Directorate of Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion (DKEKS), following the update of the National Strategy Social Inclusion of 2018. The cooperation with the co-competent ministries, the supervised bodies and the Special Services for the Management of the Operational Programs, for the integration of their contribution in the text, was done in accordance with the provisions of Law 4445/2016 (Α΄ 236) which established the National Monitoring Mechanism of Coordination and Evaluation of Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion Policies and defined the framework for the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of the National Strategy for Social Inclusion. (ESKE)

Starting from the fact that the «existence and implementation of the National Strategic Policy Framework for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction» is a necessary and convenient condition in the context of the NSRF 2021-2027, in November 2020, the services of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs started the planning process of the National Strategy for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction, utilizing the recommendations of the ex post evaluation of the E.S.K.E. 2014-2020. The National Strategy for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction, however, is not limited and not exhausted exclusively to the fulfillment of the necessary favorable condition. It extends beyond this by recommending the national strategic planning text that attempts to respond to the vast majority of the already identified or emerging needs of the special and vulnerable groups of the population, after a difficult and prolonged period of economic and health crisis.

The aim of the new National Strategy is to delineate and document the strategic options of the Ministry of Social Cohesion and Family, during the new program period, through the development of an integrated policy to prevent and combat work and social exclusion, mainly of the special and vulnerable groups of the population, who live in Greece. The new National Strategy primarily sets out:

  1. The main reform initiatives and actions towards the reconstruction of the country and the upgrading of its social fabric,
  2. the new strategic priorities for social inclusion and the fight against the phenomena of social exclusion, as well as
  3. the new goals and general directions of its national development policy country in the field of social integration.

The text is structured in four operational axes, which are specialized in individual measures and actions.

The full text of the National Strategy
ANNEX V: TABLE FOR THE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE POLICY MEASURES OF THE KEY BENEFICIARY CATEGORIES OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND POVERTY REDUCTION

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