Debate on the evolution of extreme poverty in European towns

Martin Hirsch, President of Emmaüs France

Strasbourg, 27.03.2007 - In the presence of Martin Hirsch, President of Emmaüs France, the members of the Congress examined a report by Etienne Van Vaerenbergh, which refers to a fresh analysis of developments in the situation and action taken at local level.

''The recommendations in the report'', said Etienne Van Vaerenbergh, ''include framing integrated policies and national programmes in close consultation with local and regional authorities and setting up ''local partnership committees'' bringing together municipal officials and charitable organisations involved in this field''.

The report also recommends specific measures such as making free municipal travel widely available.

Interview with Martin Hirsch, President of Emmaüs France

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