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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Minimum Income | EAPN Campaign

Poverty and inequality are rising again with the COVID-19 pandemic which has deepened existing inequalities. Certain groups were always disproportionately at risk of poverty and social exclusion, such as children, single parents (mainly women), people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed, migrants, and black and minority ethnic groups. It is these groups of people who are…

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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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BOSS – Building a Network to Boost Social Secure Europe | EAPN National Member Collaboration

The BOSS – Building a Network to Boost Social Secure Europe project aims to tackle poverty and social exclusion through an established quality framework, in which the civil society organisations are already familiar with the needs of their target groups and have an understanding of gender equality issues. EAPN Latvia is leading on this project,…

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Voices From The Ground | EAPN Video Series

Did you know that Europe is going through a new social crisis? People Experiencing Poverty (PeP) are and have been at the forefront of the socio-economic effects of the pandemic and their stories deserve to be heard! We, therefore, introduce our ‘Voices From The Ground’ videos: a series of videos from all across Europe, giving…

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Roundtable on Pillar of Social Rights with UN Special Rapporteur, Commission, and ‘trio’ country representatives (PT, SI, FR)

EAPN organised a closed roundtable during the afternoon of 3 May with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, the European Commission and representatives of ministries of Portugal and Slovenia, along with our members in Portugal, Slovenia and France. It gave the UN Special Rapporteur a chance to…

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