EAPN Seminar: 2010 and beyond – the legacy we want!
Getting Progress on an EU without poverty and social exclusion
29 May 2009, Bedford Hotel, Brussels
Learning from the National Level
1. Integrated poverty strategies and instruments to make progress on poverty
– Building a legacy for 2010 at national and regional level: New anti-poverty strategies and instruments – Sali Guntin, EAPN Spain.
– Ensuring that national social inclusion strategy rises to the challenge of the crisis – Paul Ginnell, EAPN Ireland
– Legislative and strategic anti-poverty policy instruments for beyond 2010 – Julien Van Geertsom, President of the Federal Ministry of Social Integration, Anti Poverty Policy, Social Economy and the Policy of Big Cities.
2. Moving forward on social standards – adequate minimum income and
– New strategies on income and access to services – Markku Martinmaki, EAPN Finland (2 documents: Committee on Social Policy Reform and Towards a Social Protection Reform ).
– New strategies and instruments to achieve an adequate income – Vito Telesca, Associazione IRFEDI onlus, EAPN Italy.
3. Getting progress on inclusive employment for all
– Integrated City approaches to promoting active inclusion – Helene Bengtson, City of Stockholm, Eurocities.
– Overcoming the barriers for active inclusion for people excluded from the labour market – Ole Meldgaard, EAPN Denmark.
– Social economy as tool for inclusion – Claudia Taylor East, EAPN Malta/ WISE Progress project.
4. Promoting Fairer Distribution of Wealth
– Inequality and redistribution in Ireland: rising to the challenge of the crisis? – Mary Murphy National University of Ireland.
5. Embedding better governance and participation
– Assessing progress on governance and participation in policy-making in Sweden- Professor Hakan Johannson, Vaxjo University, Sweden.
– Challenges for the Belgian Model for participation in Social OMC and national policy making on poverty – Elke Vandermeerschen, EAPN Belgium.
– Key success elements for better participation in social policy decision-making in Hungary – Isabella Marton, EAPN Hungary.
EU instruments and Legacy for 2010
1. Using EU strategies and instruments to make progress on poverty
– Making progress on poverty in 2010 – Peter Lelie, European Commission, Policy Coordinator, Social Inclusion Unit, European Commission.
– “From Lisbon to Lisbon?” – Sergio Aires, EAPN Portugal, Vice Chair of EAPN SIWG.
– EAPN proposal – Katherine Duffy, EAPN UK, Chair of Social Inclusion Working Group.
2. Developing better EU instruments to guarantee social standards
– Moving forward on minimum income through the EU: which instrument? – Muriel Rabau, Belgian Government, SPC Member.
– EAPN proposal – Ludo Horemans, EAPN President/EAPN BE.
3. Using EU Instruments to make progress on inclusive employment
– Revising the Integrated Guidelines – Philippe Pochet, Director of ETUI.
– Effective implementation of the Active Inclusion Recommendation – Michele Calandrino, European Commission.
– EAPN proposals: Amana Ferro, EAPN Secretariat.
4. Using EU instruments to support fairer distribution of wealth
– Promoting better indicators for progress/Beyond GDP – Hakan Nyman, European Commission
5. Better EU instruments to embed governance and participation
– Key proposals for improving governance in Structural funds – Ray Philips, EAPN UK, Structural Funds Working Group.