4.8 Current debates and reforms
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Forthcoming policy developments
Follow-up to the national anti-poverty strategy
The continuation of the 2018-2022 strategy is embodied, from 2022 onwards, by several laws and funding (see Chapter 4.3). This reflection on the strategy's follow-up is fed by the evaluation of the 2018-2022 strategy, carried out periodically by a specific evaluation committee. The committee's third evaluation report, published in 2022, lays the foundations and prospects for a 2023-2027 strategy.
The design of the Solidarity Pact
In parallel with the development of a new anti-poverty policy, a "Solidarity Pact" is being drawn up to "guarantee the overall coherence of the approach around the impetus given by the State" and "to bring together the solidarity players in a partnership and cooperation approach".
The Housing First Plan
The Housing First Plan, the housing component of the Poverty Strategy, had already enabled 280,000 homeless people to gain access to housing by 30 June 2021 and to open 30,000 places in adapted housing.
For the period 2023-2027, access to housing for the most vulnerable households therefore appears to be a decisive issue in terms of the fight against poverty.
Current debates and reforms
National Refoundation Council
The National Refoundation Council is a body created in September 2022 by the President of the Republic to bring together institutional actors, social partners, local elected officials, associative actors and representatives of the economic world in order to discuss solutions to the challenges of the ecological transition.
Several thematic committees have been set up within the framework of this Council, including
- One on the theme of housing created in November 2022. The debates of this one were started in December 2022 and should give rise to a report in April 2023.
- One on the theme of youth, made up of young people and actors from the world of youth (see chapter 1.4.) working in particular on the living conditions of young people. Discussions began in January 2023 and should lead to a report in spring 2023.
Financial education as a tool for overcoming poverty and empowerment
As part of the European reflection initiated by the European Commission on the implementation of a common framework of competences for adults (published in 2021) and young people (in progress), France has been participating in a European Union working group on financial literacy for young people since 2022.
These reflections are structured around the following elements:
- the "youth" competency framework targets the under-18s, who will be considered in three groups: 6-10 year olds, 11-15 year olds and 15-18 year olds;
-the themes of digital and sustainable finance are subject to particular attention in the context of these reflections;
-the competency framework would include four chapters: money and transactions, preparing and managing finances, risk and reward, and the financial landscape.