The final partners’ meeting in Zoetermeer (the Netherlands) was organized by Leido Academy on July 7-8, 2016. The main topics in the agenda was an overview of work within Output 3 “Methodology of workshops for people at risk of poverty and social exclusion„ and Output 4 “Methodology of workshops for decision makers and politicians“, as well as the overview of the whole project.
Partners shared the information about ongoing workshops for people at-risk-of poverty and social exclusion (under the action O3), and those dedicated to policy-makers and social policies (under the action O4). In all countries, the workshops were very popular among the participants and their practical value was often stressed by them.
Partners also dedicated their time to discuss issues related to the evaluation and dissemination, especially that the project has met great interest on the international forum, which was reflected by participation of some partners in meetings and conferences organized by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN). Similarly, the national authorities of each partner have a keen interest in the research results and conclusions of the workshops, an example of which we had during this meeting. On the second day, we met at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, where we had an interesting discussion with the representatives of ministries on best practices for fighting poverty and social exclusion.