Recommendation adopted on 1 October 2009

"Combating poverty"

The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe,

Therefore recommends that the Committee of Ministers:

- implement the proposal of the Conference of INGOs to include Article 30 of the revised European Social Charter in its core provisions and urge member states, if they have not already done so, to accept this provision and/or ratify the revised Social Charter;

- adopt an action plan for the years 2011 – 2021 to offer guidance to member states, as part of a poverty eradication programme that would take account, inter alia, of the measures proposed above and ensure that the means are available to monitor its implementation.