Why the Child Guarantee Council Recommendation is best launched in 2020 | EAPN

Today, 23 million children grow up at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU. At particularly higher risk of social exclusion, are children in vulnerable situations and disadvantaged groups such as Roma children, children in migration, children with disabilities, children living in institutional care, and children of single-parent or large families. This is…

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UN Rapporteur’s confirmation – High poverty rates in Spain a result of political inaction | EAPN SPAIN

We believe at EAPN that fighting poverty is a political choice and that high poverty rates are the clear manifestation of political inaction. Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, draws the same conclusion upon finishing his fact-finding visit in Spain. Indeed, he noted in his preliminary conclusions that “poverty is…

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2019

17th October action: EAPN launched the campaign #BeyondTheData that aimed to show the realities hidden behind the numbers. As part of the celebration, EAPN hosted an EP Roundtable on the reality of poverty in Europe.   18th Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty: The theme of the 18th PEP Meeting was The Time is Now. 

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3 decades of EAPN

Origin of EAPN The creation of the anti poverty network is the result of a convergence of interests on the part of the NGOs themselves and on the part of the European Commission. On the part of NGOs, there was an increased awareness in the nineteen eighties of the European dimension of the fight against…

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Working for a Green and Social Deal that ends poverty! | EAPN Response to the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020

On 17 December, the new European Commission adopted the ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2020 and Joint Employment Report (JER).  EAPN presents its full analysis of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy. 2019, EAPN wrote to President Juncker and President Von der Leyen presenting our key recommendations, drawn from our assessment of…

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EAPN Timeline

2001 2001 1st People experiencing poverty EU meeting: When the Lisbon Strategy was approved, EAPN made all the efforts possible to include in the Open Method of Coordination an annual European meeting of people experiencing poverty formally as part of the process. However it was not possible to reach the necessary political… Read more 2002…

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EAPN reaction to European Commission’s Communication: A strong Social Europe for Just Transitions | EAPN

The European Anti-Poverty Network has read with interest the Commission’s Communication:  A strong social Europe for just transitions and the related package of documents. Our network and our members will respond more fully in due course – at this stage we share our initial reactions. European Pillar of Social Rights EAPN has been calling for years…

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