17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty | Beyond the Data

17 of October marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty! This year we are launching the campaign #BeyondTheData that aims to show the realities hidden behind the numbers. EAPN Activity EAPN is going to host an EP Roundtable on the reality of poverty in Europe with the European Parliament’s MEPs Cindy Franssen (EPP)…

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Going Beyond the Data – the realities of poverty in Europe | EP Roundtable 16 October 2019

The European Parliament’s MEPs Cindy Franssen (EPP) and Pierfrancesco Majorino (S&D) and EAPN will host a Roundtable on the reality of poverty in Europe, organised together with ATD Fourth World, IFSW & Emmaus Europe. This roundtable aims to help MEPs deconstruct myths and break stereotypes about (people experiencing) poverty, and to build their understandings of…

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Is the 2019 European Semester More Social? | EAPN Assessment of the European Semester 2019

EAPN presents its report on the European Semester – Is the European 2019 European Semester More Social? – an assessment on how far the European Semester in 2019 has supported progress in terms of delivery on social rights and the Europe 2020 poverty reduction target, as well as promoting participation of civil society and people facing…

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A Step Forward for Social Rights? | EAPN Assessment of 2019 Country-Specific Recommendations & Country Analysis

EAPN presents its members’ main messages – A Step Forward for Social Rights? – and annex containing a country-by-country detailed assessment of the Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), in terms of their contribution to the fight against poverty, exclusion and inequality. Last month, the European Commission adopted the 2019 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) and published a Communication. Whilst…

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Energy Poverty: Second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee

On Monday 17 June, EAPN organised the second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC) at the European Economic and Social Committee. This meeting, organised as part of EAPN’s policy orientation work within the ASSIST2GETHER project, gathered different European experts to discuss and exchange about how to tackle energy poverty in Europe. The main objectives of the…

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Gender-based Violence and Poverty in Europe | Briefing #2

Gender-based violence is a silent disease. It affects women and girls of all ages but is particularly hard with those who live in poverty and face social vulnerability. In this report, we analyse the context, the typology and the features of this grave human rights violation, which has a big social and economic impact in…

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EAPN takes part in Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019

EAPN, represented by delegates from 13 European countries, attended the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019 (#ACIG2019) on 20 May, which this year focused on the future of Social Europe. As the Europe 2020 Strategy is coming to an end, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the 2030 Agenda and the new multiannual financial framework provide the structure for our work…

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Roundtable discussion with Permanent Representations and the European Commission on the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Semester

On 14 May 2019, EAPN organised a roundtable to facilitate an exchange between some of its national members and the corresponding social attachés in the Permanent Representations in Brussels, as well as the European Commission. The event was kindly hosted by the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, country which currently holds the…

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EAPN Annual Policy Conference | Beyond Europe 2020 to Agenda 2030 ~ Working together for a post 2020 strategy that really benefits people and planet

EAPN’s annual conference was on 13 June, under the title Beyond Europe 2020 to Agenda 2030 – Working together for a post 2020 strategy that really benefits people and planet. We debated how to get a transformative social and sustainable post 2020 EU strategy which can deliver real results for poverty and social rights –…

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