Call for volunteers for interpretation for the EU PeP Meeting 2022

Are you studying to become an interpreter? Are you fluent in English and other European language? Are you based in Brussels? This Call is for you!! EAPN is looking for volunteers to act as interpreters at the 20th European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty (PeP). The event will take place in Brussels at Royal Library…

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Joint statement on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Council Recommendation on adequate minimum income schemes in the EU

On September 28th, the European Commission released its long-awaited proposal for a Council Recommendation on adequate minimum income ensuring active inclusion (the Proposal). The Proposal is part of the initiatives announced in the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan and seeks to contribute to the EU-level headline target to reduce the number of people…

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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. The multiple relentless crises of the ongoing war in Ukraine, cost of living and energy crises and the long-term impact of…

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No Backdoor on the Right to Care

EAPN STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE PROPOSAL FOR THE COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION ON ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HIGH-QUALITY LONG-TERM CARE In September 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a Council Recommendation on access to affordable high-quality long-term care as part of the EU Care Strategy. The Covid-19 pandemic has refocused attention on the well-being and quality…

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R2E Coalition Letter – Energy saving, gas saving, lifesaving

On October 19, ahead of the Energy Council, the Right to Energy Coalition has called on the EU to protect the most vulnerable households from unaffordable energy prices. The open letter points out that the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), part of the EU’s strategy to decarbonise homes and tackle energy poverty, is underperforming for the worst homes and…

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EAPN is looking for a Digital Communications Consultant

Call for a Digital Communications Consultant

Do you have a passion for social media and want to help fight against poverty? We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Digital Communications Consultant! The Consultant is expected to have a deep understanding of integrated communications work and social media engagement to support EAPN’s digital communication, including website, social media channels and online engagement…

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III European Congress Against Poverty and Social Exclusion | EAPN Spain

On the 25th & 26th of October, EAPN Spain organizes the “III European Congress Against Poverty and Social Exclusion”, in Madrid (with online live streaming options). The III Congress aims to analyse the challenges for a Social Europe, considering the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the socio-economic consequences brought by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Position paper on the European Care Strategy and Council recommendations on the revision of Barcelona targets and access to affordable high-quality long-term care

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children (Alliance) welcomes the European Care Strategy as a key framework to address the needs of children, their families, and carers. In particular, the strategy aims to ensure available, quality, affordable and accessible care services with better working conditions, gender equality and work-life balance for carers, and to improve the…

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