ATD Fourth World maintains a permanent delegation to the European Union and the Council of Europe. Djynamo, the ATD Fourth World European Youth Movement, works with the European Youth Forum (EYF — internal link).
The goal of our work on the European level is:
• Alongside people in poverty, to develop policies that enhance the role of European institutions in the fight against poverty;
• To create a forum where civil servants and European Parliament representatives can exchange ideas on their commitments to the fight against poverty, as well as encourage reflections with people in poverty about their role in building Europe (for example, the Intergroup “Extreme poverty and human rights”).
• To listen to and take into consideration the contributions that people who live in poverty make to the future of Europe within the mechanisms, consultations, and structures set up by the European institutions.