Publication of the first “Networks News”:
Between April 1992 and January 2001, 80 issues were published; from April 1995, “Network News” started to be published in Spanish as well as French and English. The first Italian version appeared in January 1998, and the German version in April of that year. Circulation has risen to . From 2001 this publication stopped being printed and was slowly replaced by new and more efficient ways of communication.
Establishment of the International Day for Poverty Eradication:
The first commemoration of the event took place in Paris, France, in 1987 when 100,000 people gathered on the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at the Trocadéro to honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence and fear at the unveiling of a commemorative stone by Father Joseph Wresinski, founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World (member of EAPN). In 1992, four years after Father Wresinski’s death, the United Nations officially designated October 17th as The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Since 1992, national networks of EAPN are committed with the celebration of this day and use it for public demonstrations and raising awareness about our policy demands.
Election of the 2nd President:
Massimo Cruccioli (Italy) and he will stay for two years (one mandate) as President (1992-1994)
3rd GA – Athens (Greece)
European Commission Recommendation on Minimum Income:
Council Recommendation of 24 June 1992 on common criteria concerning sufficient resources and social assistance in social protection systems. This was a recommendation that had as background, again, the anti-poverty programmes. It was particularly important for the launching and support to several national networks, which, for the first time, has a concrete policy decision to fight for at national and local level. For some national networks this recommendation was crucial for their existence and recognition as important civil society stakeholders (Netherlands and France are some of the best examples). Slowly, from 1993 and until 1995 (EAPN had a specific campaign asking for the adoption of national minimum income schemes) several member states adopted minimum income schemes. In a membership of 12 member states only Greece and Italy never adopted a minimum income scheme.