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April 2017

3 regional workshops in Ireland on the EU, its Parliament and the fight against poverty

April 28 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
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As the EU celebrates its 60th birthday, these regional workshops are the chance to discuss questions like: How does Europe decide social policies? What difference does this make to people affected by poverty? How can we influence European policy? Why is the EU in crisis? What do Brexit and the rise of racism mean for the future? How can we build a more inclusive Europe? The Programme: 10am to 1pm: Training and discussion session on European social policy 1pm to…

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May 2017

EAPN Portugal seminar on local authorities’ role in combating poverty, Avintes

May 3

EAPN Portugal is organizing a seminar on the contribution and participation of the local authorities in combating poverty and social exclusion. It is intended that this event provide a broad discussion among civil society and the social sector, on the specific role of local authorities to accomplish this goal, taking into account the Local Governance agenda and Governance Models, and particularly focused on participation of the citizens. Since its creation in 1991, EAPN Portugal has defended the principle of subsidiarity,…

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The only way is up? Social mobility and equal opportunities – Joint OECD-Eurofound Conference

May 4

Eurofound and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are co-organising a joint high-level conference on social mobility and equal opportunities in Paris, France on Thursday, 4 May 2017. The event will provide a lively platform to discuss fresh evidence on intergenerational mobility and policies which support upward mobility, especially among the disadvantaged population groups within the European Union and OECD countries. The event will be opened by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD and Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director, Eurofound. EAPN France…

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Let´s prevent debt traps! Policies to tackle over-indebtedness across Europe

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On 11th May 2017, Caritas Czech Republic, partner of EAPN, organizes a conference called “Let´s prevent debt traps! Policies to tackle over-indebtedness across Europe”. The topic of over-indebtedness has been chosen as a priority to work on based on the national Caritas Cares Report 2015. The event will take place in Prague. In the Czech Republic, we have observed an increase of insolvency petitions submitted by individuals. One of the main causes of over-indebtedness is income poverty together with lack…

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The Fight against Homelessness: Solidarity in Action – FEANTSA 2017 Policy Conference

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Our member organisation FEANTSA is organising their policy conference in May in Gdansk. 18th May 2017 (afternoon) Site Visits to view services working with homeless people in Gdansk or Working Spaces on the following issues: drug use, women's homelessness, youth homelessness, social rental agencies, homelessness in Russia, Housing First. 19th May 2017 (all day) Main conference with two plenary sessions in addition to 3 streams of workshops, where delegates can choose from a selection of 14 workshops to attend See full programme…

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