6th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty:
“Progress made, future steps” It took place on 4/5 May 2007 under the German EU Council Presidency in Brussels. The theme was “Progress made, future steps”.
18th GA – Budapest (Hungary):
“Fighting Poverty in the EU -Which way forward for the 50 year old?”
Enlargement of the EU to two new member states:
Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU, which became a union of 27 nations.
Bridges for Inclusion Project:
This project, run between 2007 and 2009, funded by the EC (under Mutual Learning Exchanges of the Progress 2007-2013 Programme) and leaded by EAPN Portugal, had as main purpose to make more clear and effective the relationship between employment, social welfare and social inclusion and to enhance strategies and practices, particularly those coming from the fields of inclusive entrepreneurship, social economy and local development, where this positive relation can be concretized. The partnership involved 4 EAPN networks (EAPN – Portugal, EAPN – Castilla-La-Mancha, EAPN – Flanders and EAPN – Bulgaria) together with EAPN Europe and the International Labour Office (ILO).