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Cross-national Experiences

Standard Budgets (2008-2009)

The transnational project "Standard Budgets" aimed to develop and strengthen the instruments that are needed to (better) use Reference Budgets.


The project received funding from the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity, known as Progress (2007-2013) and run from January 2008 until December 2009.

It was conducted by Dachorganisation ASB SchuldnerberatungenNIBUD, ADICAERéseau Financement Alternatif , e-marketing Association, in cooperation with ECDN . 

Under the project, reference budgets were developed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Main Publications:

Warnaar, M. & Luten (2009). A. Handbook of Reference Budgets: on the design, construction and application of reference budgets. Utrecht: Nibud. (read)

Moser. M. & Horak, G. (eds.) (2009). Money Matters - Reference Budgets for Social Inclusion (6), p. 1-12. Varna: ECDN. European Consumer Debt Network (read)

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