Children cannot wait: 7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children | Joint statement from 78 organisations

78 organisations active in the field of children’s rights strongly welcome that this year’s European Forum on the Rights of the Child focuses on protecting children in migration. Children represent a significant proportion of migrants and refugees. At least 1 in 3 people arriving to Greece by sea in 2016 were children. In the same year, the…

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Signs of change towards a Social Europe? | Annual Growth Survey 2017

Brussels, 18 November 2016. On 16 November, the European Commission adopted the Autumn Package presenting the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) 2017, with the Press Release title: ‘Working on a stronger and more inclusive economic recovery’. EAPN cautiously welcomes some messages and actions highlighted in the AGS 2017 and Autumn Package which highlight the intention to promote…

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The 15th EU Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty – Empowerment Through Participation!

The European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty was organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) with the support of the European Commission, the Slovakian presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the EAPN Fund. This year, the 15th edition was held on 15-16 November 2016. See the programme here. The meetings and process can be followed…

In defense of a Europe built on protecting fundamental rights for all | Final Declaration of the 2016 EAPN General Assembly

The European Anti-Poverty Network, (EAPN), the largest European network of anti-poverty organizations across 31 countries, held its General Assembly on October 29 in Bruges. The EAPN General Assembly met while Europe is in a critical situation. Some of its features are the post-BREXIT; the humanitarian crisis suffered by people arriving in Europe; the accelerated deterioration…

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“Better Europe” needs a transformative, social and economic agenda | Letter to President Juncker urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey for 2017

On October 11,  The European Anti-Poverty Network wrote a letter to President Juncker, urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) for 2017, due to be launched in November. EAPN has actively engaged with its members in the European Semester at national and EU level since 2010, in order to get…

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What Progress on Social Europe? | EAPN Assessment of the National Reform Programmes 2016

11/10/2016 – EAPN publishes its Assessment of the National Reform Programmes (NRPs) 2016, answering the question What progress on Social Europe? It is based on EAPN members’ assessment of the NRPs, reflecting on the effectiveness of policies and their implementation in relation to the social targets (poverty, but also employment and education targets), the use of EU funds…