EAPN Assessment of the 2020 Country-Specific Recommendations | Position Paper

On 20 May, the College of Commissioners adopted the European Commission’s Spring Package, including Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) for 28 Member States surveillance reports for Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. The 2020 CSRs were expected to reflect the ‘new’ direction of the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, “promoting competitive sustainability to build economy that works for people and…

Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension | EAPN

As member of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, EAPN is proud to support the Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension. In this statement, we called on the EU institutions to: Propose and adopt a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension Set an…

EAPN Intervention at EDF webinar “Poverty and social exclusion of persons with disabilities” | EAPN

Back in April, EAPN contributed to a webinar on poverty and social exclusion of persons with disabilities. EAPN Vice-President Vera Hinterdorfer was one of the speakers at the  webinar, organised on 22 April 2020 by the European Disability Forum, with support of EAPN. In her intervention  Vera Hinterdorfer focused on EU-level action and initiatives to…

Online dialogue on Pandemics, Poverty and Politics – The impact of Covid-19 on poverty and how to tackle it | EAPN 

On 11 June, EAPN hosted and took part in an on-line dialogue on Pandemics, Poverty and Politics – The impact of Covid-19 on poverty and how to tackle it. The online dialogue, organised by the European Parliament Intergroup Against Poverty touched upon: the broad impacts of Covid-19 in the Member States and in regards to…

EAPN Input to the consultation on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights | EAPN Position Paper

In this document, EAPN sets out its proposals for an Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), as a part of its response to the European Commission’s public consultation. It builds on EAPN’s policy position papers on the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) developed together since its launch with its…

EAPN’s online policy conference | How to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – From short-term response to an effective rights-based integrated antipoverty strategy ~14 July 2020

EAPN’s annual policy conference will be held online on 14 July, 14-16:30, which will focus on how to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – and ensuring that short-term responses feed into an effective long-term rights-based EU strategy to fight poverty. The current COVID19 epidemic is decimating Europe, with a far-reaching social impact, particularly…

EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income

This EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income presents and updates EAPN’s priorities, proposals and demands as regards to adequate income. It covers both adequate minimum income (MI) and fair minimum wages (MW), including living wages, and largely builds upon earlier policy work by EAPN and the EMIN Network. Why an EAPN Position Paper on Adequate…

Online conference: “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle energy poverty” | Event

Following the cancellation of the physical conference, the partners of the ASSIST 2GETHER project – in which EAPN has been leading the policy orientation work – are happy to announce that they have transformed their final conference into an online event. The event “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle Energy Poverty”, organised with the support…

Working, Yet Poor: In-work poverty in times of pandemic | EAPN

The coronavirus crisis is exacerbating in-work poverty in the EU and a powerful raft of labour market and welfare measures is needed for an adequate response. According to Eurofound, in 2018 there were more than 20 million workers in the European Union living in households at risk of poverty—an increase of in-work poverty from 8 to 10…