An equality authority postion on the national action plan for social inclusion

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323845
Title:
An equality authority postion on the national action plan for social inclusion
Other Titles:
Equality, poverty and social Inclusion: the national action plan on social inclusion
Authors:
The Equality Authority (EA)
Citation:
The Equality Authority. An equality authority postion on the national action plan for social inclusion. Dublin: The Equality Authority; 2005. 81p.
Publisher:
The Equality Authority (EA)
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323845
Additional Links:
http://www.equality.ie/en/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The practice of open co-ordination on social inclusion policies now being implemented across the European Union offers an important opportunity to advance the equality agenda. The production of a National Action Plan for Social Inclusion, as required by the European Union, is a valuable exercise where the significant interface between equality and poverty could usefully be addressed. An equality agenda that covers the nine grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion and membership of the Traveller community requires a poverty focus. Without such a focus a coherent approach to the economic, social, cultural and political forms inequality takes is not possible.At the same time an anti-poverty agenda that does not take account of difference, and the practical implications of difference in the identity, experience and situation of groups experiencing inequality will not be effective. To date our inequality and anti-poverty agendas have suffered from some fragmentation's in the strategies designed to address these agendas. Different institutions, legislation and policy initiatives targeting poverty and inequality can contribute to this fragmentation. The potential in a more integrated approach must now be worked at. The National Action Plan for Social Inclusion offers a valuable opportunity for integration and coherence. This opportunity is reinforced by European Union requirements in relation to gender mainstreaming and encouragement to take account of the wider equality agenda as set out in the non-discrimination article in the Amsterdam Treaty. This position developed by the Equality Authority reflects this rationale. It sets out a range of ideas for inclusion in the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion. These are also ideas that could usefully be further developed in the current review of the National Anti Poverty Strategy. The Equality Authority is committed to supporting the appropriate incorporation of these ideas so that this equality/poverty interface can continue to be ever more be effectively addressed over the coming years.
Keywords:
HEALTH INEQUALITY; SOCIAL EXCLUSION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThe Equality Authority (EA)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-28T10:45:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-28T10:45:04Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationThe Equality Authority. An equality authority postion on the national action plan for social inclusion. Dublin: The Equality Authority; 2005. 81p.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323845-
dc.descriptionThe practice of open co-ordination on social inclusion policies now being implemented across the European Union offers an important opportunity to advance the equality agenda. The production of a National Action Plan for Social Inclusion, as required by the European Union, is a valuable exercise where the significant interface between equality and poverty could usefully be addressed. An equality agenda that covers the nine grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion and membership of the Traveller community requires a poverty focus. Without such a focus a coherent approach to the economic, social, cultural and political forms inequality takes is not possible.At the same time an anti-poverty agenda that does not take account of difference, and the practical implications of difference in the identity, experience and situation of groups experiencing inequality will not be effective. To date our inequality and anti-poverty agendas have suffered from some fragmentation's in the strategies designed to address these agendas. Different institutions, legislation and policy initiatives targeting poverty and inequality can contribute to this fragmentation. The potential in a more integrated approach must now be worked at. The National Action Plan for Social Inclusion offers a valuable opportunity for integration and coherence. This opportunity is reinforced by European Union requirements in relation to gender mainstreaming and encouragement to take account of the wider equality agenda as set out in the non-discrimination article in the Amsterdam Treaty. This position developed by the Equality Authority reflects this rationale. It sets out a range of ideas for inclusion in the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion. These are also ideas that could usefully be further developed in the current review of the National Anti Poverty Strategy. The Equality Authority is committed to supporting the appropriate incorporation of these ideas so that this equality/poverty interface can continue to be ever more be effectively addressed over the coming years.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Equality Authority (EA)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.equality.ie/en/en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INEQUALITYen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.titleAn equality authority postion on the national action plan for social inclusionen_GB
dc.title.alternativeEquality, poverty and social Inclusion: the national action plan on social inclusionen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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