The Fighting of Poverty during the Period of Crisis to Local Level-The Case of the Operational Program of Food and Basic Material Assistance to destitute people

Maria Kehagia

Poverty and the social exclusion are usually approached as interwoven meanings, correlated between them in an unbreakable way, as long as their consideration is concerned as social phenomena. The economic crisis after 2008 and then, which Greece as a country-member of the European Union lived, had, as a result, the creation of living conditions, of extreme poverty and social exclusion, for a considerable percentage of the population. In the analysis context of the above and the designing of politics of social protection of the citizens of the member states, EE proceeded through also the support of relevant decisions of the European Council, to measures of relief and extra reinforcement of the impoverished (extreme poverty), with the aim of fighting of poverty and the administration of the social exclusion. One of the programs that are included in the achievement of the pre-mentioned aim is the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD). The field of implementation of (FEAD) specializes in Greece through the Operational Program of Food and Basic Material Assistance for (FEAD) and it is implemented since 2014 until today. The program has as an aim, to contribute to the social integration of the destitute and the reduction of their social exclusion. Focusing on the description, analysis and evaluation of the program, (by means of accounts), the aim of the task is the deepening regarding the aim of its implementation, the beneficiaries, the actions (pillars of the Enterprising Program: distributions-escorting measures), in conjunction with the designing and the way of its implementation and its organization by the involved carriers. The Organizations of Local Government (Municipalities etc.), as involved carriers having completed the first phase of the implementation of the task, give the potential through the registering of attitudes, to the Responsible of the Implementation of the Task, to search the way of implementation and its functionality regarding the basic aim of the achievement of the program. The qualitative search through the procedure of interviews (qualitative interviews), leads to the evaluation of the difficulties and obstacles, which arise as from the designing of the program as from the way of its implementation, as well as to the promotion of suggestions for its improvement, in the context of its reevaluation and its reorientation to a national level.

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Academic Year
2019 - 2020