The following are the necessary prerequisites to overcome poverty:
1) Building a system for continuous measurement made up of harmonized parameters and data sources comparable to the indicators used in the European Union to assess the poverty line.
2) Establishing a nationally accepter or adopted definition for social exclusion, which would be used to analyze social exclusion, to simplify the methodological procedures, but also more clearly define the policies that would be implemented in this area.
3) Identifying mechanisms, conditions and means to provide timely assistance to people facing poverty (urban and rural),
4) Include the following into the socially excluded categories: employees with especially low incomes, poor people from rural areas, women from the ethnic communities that live in rural areas, treatment of the urban poverty, children of larger families (with 3 or more children) especially if their parents are not employed, and institutionalized children.
5)Provision of new mobile, deinstitutionalized services to multiple categories of socially excluded groups (out of the existing ones), especially to older people, as well as increasing the number of day centers that provide care for the homeless as well as the street children.
6) Increase the accessibility to resources, rights and services necessary for people living in geographically remote regions to participate in society. This may include mobile services, health examinations, food supply, facilitation of requirements to participate in trainings and other activities.
7) Strengthen the active social inclusion of unemployed young people that are not in the education and training system and therefore they are not interesting for the labor market.
8) Identify opportunities and conditions for providing funds which would be used to secure an adequate minimal income that could be used to provide a minimal standard of living of the citizens.
An agreement has been reached about the level of the minimum income, i.e. a minimum wage has been defined, as an indicator which largely raises the issues related to poverty on a quantitative basis, and which is necessary and exists in most of the European countries, which is a basis for further planning and undertaking measures and activities in this sphere.
The delineation of measures for different groups of poor people becomes a necessity in order to see the effects of each of these different measures. The needs of each of these groups are different and the measures for them need to be different, namely: а) special emphasis needs to be provided to training and counseling services for the category of people defined as new poor, b) There is a need of greater accessibility to the financial transfers for the category of people defined as traditionally, and chronically poor; c) better dissemination of information.