27/01 – As more than a fifth of Estonian residence lives below poverty line and too many people are at risk of poverty, a swift increase in subsistence benefits could improve the situation that has developed, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
EAPN Portugal developing national and transnational projects in different fields and organising a seminar
EAPN Portugal is currently developing national and transnational projects in different fields:
- Project ROMI (July 2011- November 2013) – National project aimed at the Roma Communities, to promote equal opportunities for Roma women through the exercise of their full citizenship.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland): new Anti-Poverty Review on ‘asset based’ approaches to tackling poverty
The latest edition of the Scottish Anti-Poverty Review is now available to download from the Poverty Alliance website: http://www.povertyalliance.org/publications_detail.asp?pubs_id=83
This edition focuses on the issue of ‘asset based’ approaches to tackling poverty.
10/01 – 7 major social organisations have launched the creation of the Third-Sector PlatformAhmed at reinforcing cohesion and action unity, to defend the welfare State and social rights andto enhance the collaboration in the fight for the most vulnerable people.
Around 10 million people (22.5% of the population) live experience ‘relative poverty’ in Spain, living with 500 € or less per month. 2 millions of them experience extreme poverty, with a maximum of 300 €per month. Read full press release on EAPN Spain’s website (in Spanish).
30/11 – The latest report on income and poverty published today shows that inequality in Ireland has grown dramatically. The preliminary results from the Central Statistics Office Survey of Income and Living Conditions 2010 shows that the at-risk of poverty rate grew from 14.1% in 2009 to 15.8% in 2010.
Training sessions on active aging and seminar on management of NGOs
EAPN Estonia is currently participating in a professional volunteering project ran by Estonian Ministry of Interior (http://www.siseministeerium.ee/8189/).
- Review – Progress Towards Europe 2020
- Government needs to act immediately to protect the most vulnerable or it will condemn people to live in poverty for decades
Social policy and social inclusión have to be at the heart of the next Government’s agenda, with the aim to build a fairer and more equitable society, giving priority to the fight against poverty.