Social Impact of the Troika Arrangements

This Task Force comes under both Objective 1.2 and Objective 2.2 of the EAPN Strategic Plan. Objective 1.2: EAPN will work to support its members to effectively engage in public debates and national and European policy making, on poverty, social exclusion & inequality Objective 2.2: EAPN will provide opportunities for mutual exchange at bilateral and…

Child Poverty and Well-being explainer

The Task Force involves joint activity between EAPN & Eurochild and will be an opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge, and to develop a common solid understanding of what child poverty. It aims to produce a coherent common advocacy document which spells out the key issues, the benefits and way forward to effective solutions which…

Monitoring 20% ESF Task Force

The main aim of the TF is to monitor the implementation of the (at least) 20% of the European Social Fund (ESF) on poverty and the partnership principle and to propose guidelines for better implementation. It will produce a key instrument to easily monitor the implementation of the ESF with a concrete focus on the…

From Nobel Prize to ACTION: EAPN calls on EU leaders to deliver on their commitments

Brussels, 15 October 2012 – The award of the Nobel Prize to the European Union for its contribution to peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights is, as President Barroso said, “a message of hope and confidence in the EU at a time when the EU faces a great challenge”. A great challenge indeed, as the EU’s response to the crisis attests to a three-fold failure: EU leaders have failed to deliver on its promises on poverty reduction, have in fact generated more poverty by ‘austerity-only’ driven policies, and neglected democratic fundamental principles. In its letter sent today to EU Prime Ministers and Heads of State ahead of the Council Meeting on 18 and 19 October, where they will discuss next steps on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, EAPN urges EU Leaders to demonstrate their commitment to a Social Union and to the safeguarding of democracy.

On 16 October, EAPN sent another letter to the Presidents of the EU, urging them to create a special fund to support organisations fighting poverty, exclusion and inequality.