Cooperation Agreement structurally anchors the consultation between the
authorities and the associations in which the poor have a say and assigns the
Service the task of organizing this consultation.
To do this, it uses the
dialogue method, which was used in preparing the General Report on Poverty. In
this participation method, the object is to intersect the experiential knowledge
of people who have themselves lived in poverty with the action knowledge of the
social assistance groups, the administrations, civil society, politics etc
and with the academic knowledge of scientists.
The involvement of people in
poverty through the organizations that represent them not only encourages their
emancipation but also guarantees more efficient policy in the fight against
poverty and a more cohesive and democratic society.