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Press invitation: Poor despite work? Answers and strategies at the specialist conference “From in-work poverty to decent work - think European. Act in solidarity. "

The Senate Department for Integration, Labor and Social Affairs announces:

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, the Senate Department for Integration, Labor and Social Affairs invites you to the specialist conference “From in-work poverty to good work - Think European. Act in solidarity. ”Into the Hotel Stadtbad Oderberger Berlin.

At the conference, the phenomenon of in-work poverty will be investigated intensively. Because more and more people in Europe are poor even though they work. Despite sustained economic and employment growth, around 10% of the workforce in this country is considered poor, i. H. Over four million people and their families have to get by on an income that is insufficient for a decent living. You are dependent on social or wage replacement benefits. In comparison to other European countries, in-work poverty has increased the most in the past few years in Germany! At the conference, pragmatic ways of overcoming in-work poverty will be discussed. There are also promising approaches across Europe for ways out of in-work poverty.

The event is organized by the Governing Mayor Michael Müller opened. Labor Senator Elke Breitenbach followed by a speech on in-work poverty. The following topics will be the focus of workshops at the conference: precarious employment, digital transformation and in-work poverty, the service sector as well as training and further education.

About some of the conference's agenda:

  • 9.35 a.m. Greeting Michael Müller, Governing Mayor
  • 9.45 a.m. Welcome and introduction by Elke Breitenbach, Senator for Integration, Labor and Social Affairs
  • 10.00 a.m. Keynote Prof. Dr. Heinz-J. Bontrup, professor of economics at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen
  • 11.30 a.m. In-work poverty from the perspective of those affected - talk with Erika Biehn, (representative of those affected at the National Poverty Conference) and Sarah Jochmann, (press spokeswoman for the Facebook campaign “Delivering at the Limit”)
  • 4.00 p.m. Panel discussion, among others with Alexander Fischer, State Secretary for Labor and Social Affairs

Further information at:

Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Start: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Hotel Stadtbad Oderberger, Oderberger Str. 57 in 10435 Berlin.

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