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Social inclusion and equal opportunities

Social cohesion (inclusion) is a process which thrives to ensure that everyone, regardless of the circumstances, may achieve one’s full potential, while employment and income are important, though not exclusive, criteria. The opposite concept is social exclusion which weakens the relationship between an individual and the community and it isolates him/her. A cause of social exclusion is often simplistically boiled down to an individual’s weaknesses and his/her failures, though the cause is much more complex – structural problems of a society.

The UATUC advocates public policies that will reduce existing inequalities: income inequality, inequality in access to education, health care and other social services; policies that will enable full employment, eradicate poverty, assert social values of work and solidarity and thus encourage citizens’ full participation in community life. 

With a view of stopping the wasting of social assets and better targeting of social benefits and welfare to those really in need, we advocate the establishment of a transparent system of social welfare for vulnerable categories of citizens and strengthening the independent supervisory institutions, as well as adjustment (indexation) of social benefits in line with objective, and not arbitrary criterion (introduce a criterion such as average wage, instead of arbitrarily determined basis).