Social Europe will not be strengthened without binding measures? | EAPN Reaction to EPSR Action Plan

EAPN welcomes the European Commission’s Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights, published on 4 March 2021. The Action Plan is the long-awaited follow-up to the promise that the unique European Social and Economic Model brings about shared prosperity and opportunities for all, proclaimed in 2017 by the European Parliament, the Council and the…

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“COVID-19 Supercharging Poverty” | EAPN Poverty Watch 2020

Poverty Watch 2020 launch On 29 January 2021, we launched our EU Poverty Watch 2020. The Poverty Watches start from the reality of people experiencing poverty and the perspectives of NGOs who work with them. With poverty predicted to rise to at least levels seen in the 2008 crisis, and the EU Action Plan on the…

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EU Poverty Watch report launch | Covid19 supercharging poverty – data and experiences from the ground

On 29 January we held an online conference “Covid19 supercharging poverty” – data and experiences from the ground, hosted by MEPs Cindy Franssen and Marisa Matias. The EU Poverty Watch report was launched with this event. The Poverty Watches start from the reality of people experiencing poverty and the perspectives of NGOs who work with…

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EAPN Response to the EC Consultation to the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee

On 19 August, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee. EAPN welcomes the commitment shown by the European Commission to progress towards the development of a Child Guarantee which can have an impact on Child Poverty, with a strong implementation and monitoring framework, including through EU funds. However,…

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17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty | #EndPoverty #PovertyWatch

17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty | #EndPoverty #PovertyWatch October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Now, more than ever, the situation calls for urgent action. Amid the Covid pandemic, the most vulnerable in our societies face the greatest challenges. EAPN and our members are concerned that…

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EAPN EU 2021 Poverty Watch Report

This EU Poverty Watch report aims to capture the main findings, messages and recommendations from 21 Poverty Watches produced by our members. These reports start from the reality of people experiencing poverty and the perspectives of the NGOs that work with them. They aim to monitor key trends and policy, raise awareness about the reality for people experiencing poverty and…

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Preliminary recommendations for Member States to tackle in-work poverty | EAPN’s presentation to the WorkYP conference

The European anti-Poverty Network, as a partner of the Working Yet Poor project (WorkYP), is currently working on a report that will identify policy priorities and feasible actions that Member States should adopt to tackle in-work poverty. The policy recommendations will primarily draw upon the comparative analysis carried out by the University of Frankfurt, as…

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A Socially Just and Poverty-Proof Green Deal | EAPN Capacity Building Report

Fifty million households around Europe are currently suffering from energy poverty. This means they cannot sufficiently light, heat or cool their homes. Energy poverty is rooted in structural causes – which span across the current economic, energy, climate, taxation, social, employment, welfare, health, and housing policies. The main drivers of energy poverty are low income,…

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