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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…

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EAPN Policy conference 2018: Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states?

EAPN’s 2018 annual conference was held on 5 July, under the title Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states? The conference exchanged together on the following questions: What is Social Protection for all?   How can we ensure that all people, children, adults and older people get…

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Making Social Rights the Compass in the European Semester! | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports & Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2018

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country Reports for EU Member States: Make Social Rights the Compass in the Semester! Members looked into to what extent the analysis and recommendations in them impact on poverty and social exclusion, in light of current policy developments in their own countries. The following aspects were also looked…

Great launch of the EMIN Bus Tour!

On 24 april, at the European Parliament, the EMIN partners, together with experts by experience, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, Mairead McGuinness, (Vice President European Parliament), more than 20 civil society organisations, Monseigneur Luc Van Looy (Bishop of Gent and President of Caritas Europe), Heikki Huttunen, General Secretary, Council of European Churches  …., many members of the…

Getting Results on Poverty and the Social Pillar? | EAPN Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2018

EAPN presents its full analysis of the 2018 Annual Growth Survey (AGS) and Draft Joint Employment Report. This follows a letter to President Juncker presenting EAPN’s proposals for the AGS 2018, which were based on our members’ review of the Semester and the NRPs 2017. Following the launch of the AGS 2018 in November, EAPN published an immediate Press Release:…