26/06/2012 – The overall aim of this study is to calculate the cost of a basket of essential items (goods and services) namely food, clothing, housing, education, transport, household maintenance, services and personal care.
ESRI controversy a dangerous distraction – “the paper is based on figures from 2004/5 when we had nearly full employment”
19/06/2012 – The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland is calling for an honest debate on how we can ensure that everyone has access to a decent income whether from social welfare or work and on how to remove poverty traps for those trying to move from welfare to work.
13/06 – ESRI controversy a dangerous distraction – “the paper is based on figures from 2004/5 when we had nearly full employment”
June 2012 – Transnational Seminar on Children on Youth at risk: “Muitas vidas, um baú de tesouros. Um olhar sobre os percursos e as estratégias de intervenção junto das crianças e jovens em risco”.
FNARS sent the Minister of Equality of Territories and Housing an evaluation of the number of places available this winter and of the number that should remain available. 75% of all places opened for the winter have closed down.
May 2012 – Last January, EAPN Estonia released a press release calling for a rise in the subsistence benefits, still ridiculously low in Estonia — 76,70 EUR for first person (and 80 % each next family member) after accommodation costs, while the monthly food basket costs 77,58 EUR per person. Press release was picked up by most national newspapers.
23/05/2012 – The 3rd Regional Meeting of People experiencing poverty and social exclusion took place on 18 May in Murcia, on “the capacity of people to contribute to social change”.
May 2012 – EAPN Greece suggests the following “ILO World of Work Report 2012”. It contains a fairly damning analysis of Europe’s suicidal austerity programmes. Link: http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/world-of-work/lang–en/index.htm
BAPN, Dynamo International and the Walloon Anti-Poverty Network make a common contribution to Stakeholders Dialogue at European Platform Against Poverty
03/05 – BAPN, Dynamo International and the Wallon Anti-Poverty Network drafted a common response to the European Commission’s questions on social services, which was also their make a common contribution to Stakeholders Dialogue at European Platform Against Poverty. Access the document here.
EAPN Hungary shares an article on the Hungarian National Social Report criticizing the content and the process of the preparation
18/04/2012 – Excerpt of the article: “