human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

Access to services – country reports

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The Caritas CARES country reports focus on the analysis of the availability, accessibility, affordability and adequacy of services addressing poverty, and the promotion of social inclusion and activation in European countries. They attempt to identify concrete causes of non-access to services by the most vulnerable members of our society.

These reports inform local, regional, national and European authorities and formulate recommendations, based on Caritas’ daily work with people experiencing poverty.

The Caritas CARES country reports were compiled on the basis of a questionnaire, designed in consultation with the participating member organisations. They will ensure that the voice of the weakest members of our society is heard and will support the advocacy efforts of Caritas at national and at European level.

The 16 country reports were the basis for the European report ‘Fostering access to services to support people to move out of poverty’.