It is more appropriate to talk of social exclusion than poverty
in modern Europe, said Pierre Vanlerenberghe, head of social policy
at the French government’s planning group.
Unemployment, even in times of economic growth, and increasing
insecurity at work, ‘are leading to a process of social weakening’
and sectors should join the ‘fight against social exclusion’.Bjarne
Rosendal, chair of the innovative social services, school and
police association in Herning, western Denmark, gave an example of
The initiative operating in most Danish municipalities is aimed
at keeping children out of crime and in school. In Herning no
children are currently excluded from school.