With lectures by Jens S. Dangschat (AT), Franz Merli (AT) & Magdalena Pöschl (AT)
Discussions with Tanja Domej (CH), Jörg Flecker (AT), Oliver Frey (AT), Nora Melzer-Azodanloo (AT), Michaela Moser (AT), Lyane Sautner (AT), Herbert Schoibl (AT), Joachim Stern (AT) & Barbara Weichselbaum (AT)
Poverty is hereditary, it is female, it primarily affects older people and increasingly, working people. Poverty is expensive, it devours state budgets and undermines economic and social dynamics. It is not merely an individual fate that can be passed on to charity organisations, as crucial as their work may be. Article 34 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states a basic right to social security and social assistance. Society and its state institutions are thus called upon to combat poverty.
The aim of this interdisciplinary symposium is not only to give an overview of the manifestations of poverty, but also to deal with aspects of this subject in terms of basic rights and democracy – so as to initiate a wider discussion and, above all, to draw attention to the overall responsibility of society in combating poverty.