Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung Social Exclusion in Europe

The recent publication  by BBSR, Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung includes this infographic based on the data collected by Eurostat from 2013. The aim of the reasearch was to find out the amount of people in Europe living in poverty or threatened by poverty.

Although the results of the research show that countries of Southern and Eastern Europe are more affected by poverty, this is also the issue for prosperous countries such as the United Kingdom, Denmark and Belgium.

What do you think, did the situation improve or worsen nowadays?

What could be the most effective strategy to address the poverty problem in your region? In Europe in general?