EAPN published last week a document presenting proposals on Strengthening the OMC. This document highlights EAPN’s key concerns and recommendations on this regard.
The seminar involved EAPN National members, facilitators involved in the 7th People Experiencing poverty conference, and members from key Development organisations including CONCORD, Solidar, Caritas, ATD Fourth World and Dignity International.
EAPN to follow European Parliament’s vote on the Framework for the 2010 Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
The European Commission’s proposal for a Framework on the EU Year 2010 for combating poverty and social exclusion is currently under discussion. EAPN has for long called for its adoption before the summer 2008.
EAPN letter to the College of EU Commissioners: The Commission must deliver a Social Progress Agenda
Ahead of the meeting of the College of Commissioners on 30 April dedicated to EU social policy agenda, EAPN sent EU Commissioners a letter on 25 April urging them to deliver a Social Policy Agenda that matches Europe’s social reality and the values and objectives of the EU Treaties.
In a letter sent to the College of Commissioners ahead of its meeting on 30 April dedicated to the EU social policy agenda, EAPN urges the Commission to deliver a dynamic social agenda responding to the social realities, such as the fact that 78 million people live in poverty in the EU, amongst whom 19 million are in employment.
In the run up to the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on 12th June, EAPN Ireland has produced a review on the social aspects of the Treaty. This review presents arguments for and against the Treaty, and examines the potential impact of the Treaty on the future of the European social project.