The Prime Minister, who was looking to rebound a ter his scathing ailure on contract irst hiring, announced last month, a plan to re italize the ight against po erty. The details o its measures was presented riday morning to the national Council or combating exclusion (CNLE), held at Matignon be ore an Interdepartmental Council on the same theme the a ternoon. Dominique de illepin had discussed, on 6 April, the need or "display and achie e ambitious goals o po erty reduction", which was in rance, in 2003, almost 3.7 million people.
or the time being, it was announced that CNLE, the national Obser atory o po erty and social exclusion, and "the competent ser ices o the administration" will be responsible or de eloping indicators or measuring po erty and the impact o public policies by January 2007.
Enhance the return to employment
The ixing o objecti es under a multiannual plan has been re erred to the edge o the presidential election. The Minister responsible or social cohesion, Catherine autrin, justi ied the delay by the need or a consensus on these indicators, on which "it's years there is a debate in our country". The Go ernment has also con irmed the launch o experiments o er three years in " oluntary departments on de ices that will help to promote the return to employment as soon as the irst hour o work", as announced by Dominique de illepin. They will come in addition to the de ice o incenti e or the continuation o use o the law on the return to employment, including Catherine autrin has promised the publication o the decrees o application "be ore the summer." A contract or accompanying single insertion substituting Cirma and the contract or the uture will also be tested.
These two types o experiments will be assigned to the new solidarity agency, led by Martin Hirsch, President o Emmaus, which promotes the creation o an "acti e solidarity income". "". "The engagement letter is at the stage o the raming," explained Catherine autrin. Legislati e authority is howe er required to launch these operations, which will complement the experimentation o a "right to housing" by the municipalities, the Minister acknowledged that it "will be ery complicated." In the ield o accommodation, the Go ernment con irmed riday the triennial plan o 50 million euros already announced in April and to perpetuate the places o accommodation at le el 1 o the winter plan, wants also to adapt the structures o home to the speci icities o the population: EUR 3 million will be thus dedicated to speci ic employees without housing case.
"It was assumed by ar"
"The sentiment widely shared by the participants o the CNLE was rather positi e, these measures will in the right direction: it was assumed by ar", said Gilbert Lagouanelle, President o the collecti e alert, which includes many associations to ight against exclusion. "But we will be igilant, to ensure that these experiments are not a simple"bone to chew"and they are ollowed by a generalization i they are conclusi e." Dominique de illepin promised riday that measures to combat po erty would be a "preser ed any budgetary regulatory priority" in the 2007 budget.