Right to Energy Coalition Report shows that the majority of EU countries are unable to keep citizens warm this winter

A majority of EU countries have significant levels of energy poverty and are unable to keep all their citizens warm this winter, groundbreaking new research by Open Exp released by the European Right to Energy coalition reveals. The first-of-its-kind EU-wide ranking shows energy poverty is especially prevalent in southern and eastern EU Member States. Bulgaria far…

EMIN has released its Final Report

The European Minimum Income Network (EMIN) presented its latest report in the European Parliament on Tuesday 19 February, at an event hosted by Jean Lambert MEP, Greens, with the participation of Georgi Pirinski MEP, Social and Democrats and Enrique Calvet Chambon MEP, ALDE, and Katalin Szatmari, European Commission. The Report outlines key activities and developments in relation to Minimum Income in…

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,…