IFKA Public Benefit Non-profit Ltd. as the partner of the SI Plus – Social Innovation Competence Centres partnership organized the 1st online meeting of the thematic network on poverty and inclusion on the 27th of February, 2023. The meeting was implemented successfully with the participation of 19 social policy experts and social innovation practicioners from across Europe. Attendees could get insights into the the European-level policies for tackling poverty and incentivizing social inclusion on the basis of social innovations. Participants also learnt about how European policies are adapted on the Member state level through ESF+ operational programmes. Good social innovation practices of addressing poverty and social exclusion from the partner countries also had been presented to the audience.