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Making progress on Social Europe? Poverty reduction, social rights and standards | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports and Proposals for Country- Specific Recommendations 2017

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2017 Country Reports for EU Member States: Making progress on Social Europe? Poverty reduction, social rights and standards. 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. On the basis of…

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EAPN welcomes the good intentions behind the European Pillar of Social Rights – but is it enough to save Social Europe?

Yesterday (the 26th April 2017), the European Commission launched the long-awaited package on the European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN welcomes the adoption of the Communication and the Social Pillar package as an important demonstration of a will to deliver on President Juncker’s promise of the “Social Triple A”, at a time when Europe faces…

Happy Birthday Europe

60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, EAPN and its members reflect, engage, speak up,… for a Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive Europe! EAPN Director Leo Williams is speaking at the Europe Ambition 2030 event in Rome. Please read his speech here Sian Jones, EAPN Policy Coordinator is speaking at the the…

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Inclusive Labour Markets – Building pathway approaches to quality employment | EAPN Position Paper

EAPN presents its position paper on Inclusive Labour Markets. It sets out our understanding of inclusive labour markets, detailing the elements needed to make them a reality for both the supply and the demand side, and puts forward the perspective of our members, including people experiencing poverty and social exclusion in Europe and the civil…

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The time for timidity is over – the EU needs an ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights | Letter to President Juncker

EAPN has written today to the President of the European Commission to stress the urgency for an ambitious EU proposal on the upcoming European Pillar of Social Rights. This should not just repackage existing initiatives with only benchmarking on common principles, but must set out an ambitious EU roadmap towards guaranteeing essential social standards, which…

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Nobody left behind | EAPN Booklet on Services

EAPN publishes its new booklet “Nobody left behind | Ensuring access for all to affordable, quality housing & public health services”. EAPN members are increasingly alarmed about the declining access to affordable, quality public services (Services of General Interest) for ordinary people, in the context of increasing privatization and liberalization. With the onset of the…

The European Semester must become a strong, democratic instrument that can build a better Social Europe and a European Union worth fighting for

On Thursday 12 January, EAPN (European Anti-Poverty Network) and Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (MEP, S&D) jointly hosted a seminar in the European Parliament: Can the Semester help build a better Social Europe? The seminar aimed to review how well the European Semester is working in terms of its delivery on social rights, poverty and participation and…