Support the current and future generation of anti-poverty activists! | EAPN Fundraising Campaign

EAPN has been getting political in 2018, and daring! Despite high level political commitments (SDGs, EPSR, EU2020) on tackling poverty, inequality and social exclusion, we still see 113 million EU citizens living at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Despite numerous EU Treaties recognising combating poverty and social exclusion as a specific goal for the…

AGS 2019: Increase in social rights and participation but more needed to rebalance economic and social goals!

Today the European Commission adopted the Annual Growth Survey 2019 (AGS) as part of the Autumn Package. EAPN is actively engaging in the ‘European Semester,’ at EU and national level, as the main EU process for economic and social coordination in order to achieve a reduction in poverty, social exclusion and to implement the Pillar…

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Make participation a driver for social rights | EAPN assessment of 2018 National Reform Programmes

EAPN presents its assessment of the 2018 National Reform Programmes in terms of poverty: Make participation a driver for social rights. This Report provides a synthesis of EAPN members’ assessment of their 2018 National Reform Programmes. It considers how far Member States have pursued policies which contribute to key social targets of Europe 2020 (poverty, employment and…

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The Future of Europe | EAPN contribution to the Discussion on The Future of Europe

The Euro crisis, austerity policies, BREXIT and the refuge/immigration crisis, among other factors, have led to the EU’s work model, its viability and the future of Europe being questioned by Eurosceptic or Europhobic parties. Nearly half of citizens do not trust the European institutions, and people also show low levels of confidence in their own…

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Making a difference to people in poverty? | EAPN Response to the Social Fairness Package 2018

EAPN presents its members’ response to the Social Fairness Package, Making a difference for people in poverty? Described as ‘the last major social initiative of the Juncker Commission’, it should be a next step in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The main elements of this Package are: an overarching Communication about…

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More Audacity to fight Poverty and ensure Social Rights! | EAPN Assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs): More Audacity to Fight Poverty & Ensure Social Rights! On the 23rd May 2018, the European Commission adopted the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations and published a Communication. The European Pillar of Social Rights is clearly visible, highlighting key ‘social challenges’; the results for social rights is not…