Reference Budgets


Concluding seminar (Brussels, 2 June 2015)

The pilot project for developing a common methodology for reference budgets in Europe was launched by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the end of 2013 and is now coming to an end. The project has three main objectives. The first is to establish a reference budgets network composed of key experts and representative stakeholders, at national and EU level, to share experience and expertise on reference budgets. The second objective is to develop a theoretical framework and a common methodology for developing cross-nationally comparable reference budgets in European Member States. The third goal of the project is to develop comparable food baskets for all 28 Member States and complete reference budgets for a selection of countries.

The results of this ambitious project will be presented at this concluding seminar which will bring together policy-makers, experts and representatives of civil society.

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Contact Details:

Loredana Sementini, Seminar Coordinator
Applica Sprl
37 rue van Campenhout
B-1000 Bruxelles

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Note that participation is on an invitation only basis. People who have not been invited will not be admitted.


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