September 2010 - Microfinance and the National Action Plans for Social Inclusion

National Action Plans for Social Inclusion (NAPs) are biennial plans that define the policy priorities for National Governments relating to Employment, Pensions and Social Inclusion. NAPs are important components of National Social Strategies prepared by European Governments to foster social inclusion.

In order to determine their social strategies and action plans, National Governments across the European Union conduct consultations with civil society stakeholders through the Social Open Coordination Method. This consultation allows National Governments to debate with civil society actors what the priorities for their National Social Strategies will be and what the components of their National Action Plans for Social Inclusion will be.

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