Centred on free movement, the discourse around the European Year of Citizens fails to acknowledge the deep inequalities still present in EU Member States, such as health inequalities.
Raising awareness of the discrimination and lack of access to health care often experienced by this group, the hearing will present tools to prevent mental health problems in persons who are homeless. Most importantly, the hearing will underline the idea that the European Year 2013 cannot be developed in a vacuum – active citizenship depends on active inclusion, and a fair democratic society cannot be achieved without the guarantee of a minimum standard of living.
The hearing will take place this November 13, 2012 (14.00 – 16.30) at the European Parliament (Brussels), Room Paul-Henri Spaak P7C050.
See the hearing’s draft programme
Access to healthcare for vulnerable groups in the EU in 2012