Make EU Poverty Free: Our European Parliament Elections Campaign has just been launched !

The next European elections taking place on 23-26 May 2019 will give all EU adult citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote! Today, we call upon all political parties and all candidates for the European Parliament Elections to commit to securing a Social and Sustainable Europe,…

Getting results on poverty and the Social Pillar | EAPN Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2019

On 21 November, the European Commission adopted its ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) 2019 and the Draft Joint Employment Report (JER). On the occasion, EAPN published an immediate Response Statement: Increase in social rights and participation but more needed to balance economic and social goals. EAPN now presents its full analysis of the…

Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU | The summary report is out !

The European Parliament’s Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty organised a meeting jointly with EAPN on 29 January 2019 in Brussels to present and exchange on EAPN’s 2018 Poverty Watch reports. The event “Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU” discussed the state of play on poverty in  the EU in 2018 and…

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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The 17th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty is about to start !

On 7 and 8 November 2018, the 17th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty (PeP) is taking place in Brussels. The Meeting, organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) with the support of the EU Commission and the EAPN Fund, and with the participation of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union,…

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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…