04/11 – As part of the annual ‘Living Wage Week’, the Scottish Living Wage Campaign and the Living Wage Foundation has announced the new living wage figure will be £7.65 an hour for the coming year, an increase of 20p. More than 400 companies and organisations across the UK are now officially accredited Living Wage Employers. Living Wage Week will highlight the benefits that the living wage brings for both companies and employees.
27/11 – Conference and participative forum on Inequalities and health with Richard Wilkinson, Why equality is better for everyone
15/11 – European Parliament Information Office Ireland and European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland Free Seminar on 40 years of Ireland and Social Europe, Looking back and looking forward.
- Watch Contra la Pobreza (“Against Poverty”)! http://vimeo.com/77056494
- 13/11 – EAPN Spain 2013 Seminar ‘Nuestra tarea ante el cambio de escenario y de modelo social’, (‘Our task in the social-model change’)
- 06/11 – Strategy for the most vulnerable
- 23/10 – Training on Innovation in social participation
- 22/10 – State Pact against Child Poverty
- 24/10 – EAPN Balearic Islands holds key event on child poverty and child well-being
European Citizens’ Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income: please stand up for Basic Income as a Human Right! SIGN NOW!
WHAT IS BASIC INCOME? The emancipatory Unconditional Basic Income is defined by the following four criteria:
universal, individual, unconditional, high enough to ensure an existence in dignity and participation in society.
An Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) or Citizen’s Income is a guaranteed income, given to all in addition to any other income they might receive. By advancing equality and economic participation while enabling simpler welfare systems, UBI leads to a fairer and more efficient society.
Take part! EAPN and its national networks commemorate 17th October, International day for the eradication of poverty
CHECK OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY AROUND 17 OCTOBER!
EU level, Belgium, UK, Cyprus, Slovakia, Portugal, Norway, Poland, France, Spain, Macedonia…
and check our Facebook page of course! www.facebook.com/EuropeanAntiPovertyNetwork
EAPN Poland has begun a social campaign “Nothing for us without us. Nothing for you without you” about participation of PEP in consultation processes. Engagement and knowledge of PEP increase effectiveness of welfare.The campaign is on newspapers, Internet and radio. See more here information on www.eapn.org.pl.
EAPN Iceland has contributed to Icelandic publication “Prosperity – Fighting poverty in Iceland” (English version), published by the Church Aid and the Reykjavík Red Cross and drafted within the Collaborative group on an even better community. Read it here in pdf.
19-21/09 – EAPN Spain and EAPN Castilla y Leon organize the 2nd National Congress of people experiencing poverty in Valladolid, which is also the 9th meeting of People experiencing poverty organised at national level in Spain. Under the slogan “Citizenship Rights, from information to participation”, the Congress gathers over 160 people from all over Spain will gather at this meeting in order to meet fundamental rights that are recognized as citizens of the European Union. It takes place in the framework of the 2013 European Year of Citizens 2013.
23/08 – EAPN Norway arranged a backwards march around the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in Oslo. This was because the fight against poverty are going backwards and the backwards march symbolises this Development. Link to the action can be found on Youtube.