Welcome to EAPN's EU Elections Campaign Page!

Ahead of the EU Elections in June 2024, EAPN and its national networks are ringing the alarm as very little has changed over a year. The past months have been marked by growing inflation throughout Europe. This means that the prices of basic goods, such as food, electricity, mobility and housing have risen exponentially. We are living in an unbearable cost of living crisis.

On 14 and 15 November 2023, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) will come together with its national members in Madrid for the Annual European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty (PEP). The 21st edition entitled “The Unbearable Cost of Living | EU Elections Edition” #PEP2023, organised in collaboration with EAPN Spain, will host over 100 people from 26 European countries.

This year’s meeting kicks off EAPN’s European election campaign as they will exchange on how citizens can engage for a democratic, inclusive and social Europe. Poverty and social exclusion are a denial of fundamental human rights and a failure to respect and protect human dignity.

Action to raise awareness against poverty and social exclusion ​

On 14 November we take to the streets in Plaza del Museo Reina Sofía, amplifying the voices of people experiencing poverty. With this action, we will raise awareness against poverty and social exclusion in Europe and encourage people to get informed and vote in the next European Elections. 

🗓️ 14 November 2023
🕔 17h30
📌 Plaza del Museo Reina Sofía

Read our campaign leaflet on the European Parliament. Learn more about the EU and its governing bodies and explore how the EU Has shaped your daily life!

It’s crucial that we all exercise our Right to Vote and be informed about the parties that are willing to push for an ambitious social agenda.

Stay tuned to this page for more! We will update this page regularly. Political manifestos will soon be available here.