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…

Working towards a Socially Inclusive and Poverty-proof Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic | EAPN Assessment

We are presenting our assessment of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2021 and of the EC proposal for a Joint Employment Report (JER) 2021. Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 The four dimensions of the ASGS 2020 – environmental sustainability, productivity, fairness and macroeconomic stability – remain the guiding principles for the ASGS 2021. The…

EAPN Poverty Watch 2020

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…

Minimum Income | EAPN Campaign

Poverty and inequality are rising again with the COVID-19 pandemic which has deepened existing inequalities. Certain groups were always disproportionately at risk of poverty and social exclusion, such as children, single parents (mainly women), people with disabilities, the long-term unemployed, migrants, and black and minority ethnic groups. It is these groups of people who are…

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,…