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therighttobeanythingwewant | Portuguese-wide anti Roma-discrimination campaign developed with EAPN Portugal

EAPN Portugal, in partnership with the State Secretariat for Citizenship and Equality, is currently promoting an anti-discrimination Campaign on Roma Communities #direitoaseroquequiserem (therighttobeanythingwewant).  This Campaign was launched on the 24th of June – “Roma Communities National Day” and its main aim is to seek to positively influence the social perception of Roma Communities among the…

EAPN Finland contributes to EP study on Mainstreaming Employment and Social Indicators into Macroeconomic Surveillance

05/02/2016 – EAPN Finland contributed to the newly published European Parliament study Mainstreaming Employment and Social Indicators into Macroeconomic Surveillance which assesses how employment and social issues are addressed in the EU. The study includes a country-case study annex which starts by Finland. EAPN latest documents are also quoted and referenced, and the study draws heavily on the OSE/Zeitlin Study Socializing the European Semester which EAPN contributed to.

EAPN Portugal | A look at the welfare of children and youth under the perspective of the Children’s Rights

EAPN Portugal, as a promoter of a National Working Group on Child Poverty, organised within that working group a Conference on the topic “A look at the welfare of children and youth under the perspective of the Children’s Rights” . This event was associated with the celebration of 10 December – The International Human Rights Day – and was an opportunity to reflect on that day, through the contributions of the various speakers on the Rights of the Child.

FNARS (Member of EAPN France) | The social challenge of the draft legislation on health must remain!

29/10/2015 – whereas Senators just voted on a new version of the draft legislation on health, civil-society organisations stress the need to take into account the importance of access to healthcare for all. This reform is a key opportunity to finally tackle health inequalities. They call on MPs to amend the text accordingly.

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The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland) | Edinburgh Restaurant Becomes First to Serve Up the Living Wage

06/11/2015 – The Mussel & Steak Bar based in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket has become Scotland’s first Living Wage accredited restaurant. The family run restaurant specializes in surf and turf, and currently employs 24 staff.  By becoming an accredited Living Wage employer, the Mussel & Steak Bar has committed to paying their staff £8.25 per hour – the new rate announced on Monday 2 November. 

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EAPN mobilises to get MEPs to sign Written Declaration on Investing in Children

EAPN members are contributing to the the EU Alliance’s efforts to gather signatures of the Written Declaration on Investing in Children from at least half of the Members of the European Parliament (i.e. 376 members) by the 7th December 2015 and to raise public awareness about the campaign. To name a few: in the context of the Cypriot Children’s Week 2015, EAPN Cyprus is organizing an event on 21st November (in co-organisation with the PCCPWC, Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children) when which 6 MEPs from Cyprus will be invited to sign the Declaration; EAPN Estonia, Germany, Portugal, Malta and Netherlands also sent requests for signatures to the MEPs of their countries and/or are raising the visibility of the campaign through their communication channels.