Success for the Campaign EU Money for poverty Reduction NOW!
From June 2012 till November 2013, EAPN with 19 other social NGOs ran the Campaign EU Money for Poverty Reduction NOW! to back the European Commission's proposal, welcomed by all social NGOs and also supported by the European Parliament, to allocate:
- 25% of the Cohesion Policy budget to the European Social Fund and
- 20% of the ESF to social inclusion and poverty reduction
In the framework of our campaign, we launched a petition on Avaaz.org that collected around 12,500 signatures.
11/09 - News Splash n°22: On 10 September we stopped collecting signatures for the first successful European Citizens’ Initiative “Water is a human right!”. Nearly 1.9 million citizens have signed the statement of support demanding that the European Commission “implement the human right to water and sanitation in European legislation”.
We would like to thank everybody who has signed and a specialTHANKS! to all the people who have helped us to collect signatures. You have made this ECI a huge success! And this success has already been acknowledged by the European Commission, by national governments and political parties, and by people around the world that struggle every day for their right to clean, safe and affordable water and sanitation.
24 out of 27 Member States have minimum income schemes in place at this present time, but there are serious flaws with their accessibility and their adequacy. It is time to state clearly that adequate Minimum Income schemes are a fundamental prerequisite for an EU based on social justice and equal opportunities for all!
See the current EAPN Campaign on Adequate Minimum Income on www.adequateincome.eu.
Minimum income can be defined as a non contributory income guarantee that enables people who cannot fend for themselves, to receive a minimum amount of monetary income.
24 out of 27 Member States have minimum income schemes in place at this present time, but there are serious flaws with the accessibility and the adequacy of these schemes.