One of FEBA’s core activities is to represent its members at European and international level, report back to key stakeholders, and advocate for common interests. On the backdrop of this, FEBA released its new publication “FEAD, REACT-EU, and the European Food Banks Federation – 2021 Implementation Report”.
Its aim is twofold: on the one hand, it strives at giving a concise overview on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) from a regulatory perspective lining out its structure, monetary volume, and observed impact on poverty and social inclusion levels in the EU, as well as regulatory amendments and its integration into the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+). On the other hand, besides transmitting these insights, this publication further envisages to address the FEAD from a practical angle, highlighting the challenges and opportunities inherent to the daily implementation of the Fund on the ground in 2021.
By conducting their daily activities, Food Banks belonging to the FEBA network have been key players in the pursue of the FEAD’s objectives, i.e. the support of the most deprived. Hence, this report has essentially been fed with qualitative and quantitative data from 10 FEBA Members that have been involved in the funding programmes in 2021.
Read the full report here.