European Minimum Income Network (EMIN)

The European Minimum Income Network (EMIN)[1] is an informal Network of organisations and individuals committed to achieve the progressive realisation of adequate, accessible and enabling Minimum Income Schemes.  EMIN unites various experts, professionals, academics and diverse entities active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

EMIN is organised at EU and national levels, in all the Member States of the European Union and also in Iceland, Norway, Macedonia and Serbia. This network is coordinated by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN[3]). 

EMIN started as a two-year project (EMIN 1, 2013-2014) funded by the European Commission, with the aim to build consensus and take the necessary steps towards the progressive realisation of adequate and accessible minimum income schemes in EU Member States.[2]

For the period 2017-2018 EMIN  receives financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) to develop its work in the EU Member States and at EU level. We call this the EMIN 2 project. 

The EMIN2 project aims at the progressive realisation of adequate, accessible and enabling minimum income schemes, through:

  • Strengthening the EMIN Networks and Networking at EU and National Levels
  • Building awareness that adequate and accessible incomes are not only good for the people who directly benefit but also for the whole of society
  • Ensuring progress through engaging in relevant policy debates and initiatives at EU and National levels