EAPN Ireland news: new report on human impacts of austerity and preparation for Social Inclusion Forum

New report from Community Platform on the human impacts of austerity

25/02/2014 – a new report by a network of 30 leading Irish national organisations working against poverty and inequality highlights the Government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable in society. It warns that the dual attack of unemployment and relentless cuts at national and local level has pushed individuals, families and communities into poverty.

Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform (MAPP) working on Youth in 2014

21/02/2014 – The Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform (MAPP) has created and started implementing a youth policy through a multi sectoral approach. In order to meet youth needs and interests, MAPP’s goal is to promote youth organizing, establishing measures and recommendations associated with young people and their activities, strengthening their participation in the public life and informing them.

Kisa (member of EAPN Cyprus): : Immigration department appears to be accountable to no one

19/02/2014 – Kisa, a member of EAPN Cyprus, has forwarded us this editorial article by the Cyprus Mail, “Immigration department appears to be accountable to no one”, which raises the issues of systematic contempt of the Supreme Court’s decisions, violation of the rule of law and abuse of power by the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus.

EAPN and EAPN Hungary support demonstration against the Hungarian law criminalising homeless people

14/02 – In many countries, demonstrations are protesting against the Hungarian law that came into effect on 15 October 2013, criminalising homeless people who “reside habitually in public premises”. t is also the case today, in Brussels, at 11am, in front of the Hungarian Embassy. This law entails that homeless people in most of the districts in Budapest and in the adjoining communes are at risk of being fined, forced to do community-service or put into jail only for staying on the streets and squares of the city. EAPN supports these demonstrations and the Steering Committee of the Hungarian Anti- Poverty Networkhas also put forward a statement, calling on the Hungarian Government to withdraw this law.

EAPN Ireland: new steps forward in 2014

EAPN Ireland starts its first 2014 newsletter by commenting Ireland’s regaining of fiscal independence: “This turning point should focus our mind on what type of society we want to re-build and what political and economic decisions are needed to achieve an end to poverty and a more equal and inclusive Ireland.” You’ll also find the list of activities coming up on An Alternative Social Report and Plan for Ireland, Decent Work, Irish Social Inclusion Forum, Structural Funds, the European Parliament elections and adequate minimum income.

FNARS (member of EAPN France): Will the fight against poverty still be a Governmental priority in 2014?

Launched in early 2013, the multi-year plan to fight against poverty and social inclusion, initiated a change in the consideration of the precariousness and the fight against poverty in our country. Inter became this struggle would then affect all public policies to finally get specific answers and multiplication associated devices . In this respect, the cancellation of the Interministerial Committee for the fight against exclusion to be held tomorrow is a bad omen. One year after the launch of the plan , where are we ? What are the consequences?

EAPN Spain celebrates 10 years of commitment to the most vulnerable

On its 10th anniversary, EAPN calls for adequate minimum income in Spain and Europe

Madrid, January 24, 2014. EAPN Spain (EAPN-ES) today celebrates 10 years of renewing its commitment to the most vulnerable people in Spain. In these years, the Network has established itself as a firm commitment of NGOs in social action politically influence the achievement of a just and cohesive society.

CILAP (EAPN Italy) in GRUNDTVIG Learning partnership Increasing Participation and Citizenship in Europe (ICE) Transnational Meeting on Prison and Poverty

AVELLINO 16 -19 January, 2014 – CILAP (EAPN Italy) co-organised the transnational Meeting Learning partnership Increasing Participation and Citizenship in Europe (ICE) entitled “Prison and Poverty – Tools and methodologies of participation”. This meeting is one of the 4 transnational events of the Grundtvig project “Increasing participation and Citizenship in Europe” (ICE). People in poverty, convicts and ex-convicts, people working with them or other disadvantaged groups, i.e. community operators and organizers, social workers, social cooperatives, associations attended the event, as well as people coming from the partners countries: Hungary, the Netherlands and Austria.