In November 2019 the 18th Annual Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty (PEP meetings) was held in Brussels. This is a conference that is organized by the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) in cooperation with the European Commission (DG V). At the conference the designated Commissioner Schmit for Social Affairs and Employment was present.
Almost 150 delegates were present, most of them being an experience expert in poverty and/or social exclusion, from 32 national networks of EAPN. They spoke about how to give the poor the means to change their situation so that they can participate in society
Here you can read the short report from the PEP meeting.