The ‘winter break’ ends on 15 March, which means families can now be expelled soon.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland): Party leaders condemn stigma as new report highlights trend toward blaming the poor for their poverty
The First Minister and leaders of all the Hoyrood parties today signed a Stick your Labels statement condemning the stigmatisation of people in poverty.
11.03.2011 – In a press release, EAPN Austria criticised European Ministers for using the EU project in the interest of the wealthy and the Head of States for breaking once more their promise to reduce poverty. In its press release EAPN Austria also urged Austrian politicians to fight for a social Europe.
Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres (member of EAPN UK): Derbyshire County Council withdraw support
Supporters of Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres have described the decision of Derbyshire County Council to completely withdraw its annual grant support as ‘utterly reckless’.
The Recommendation of the CNLE on the follow-up on the 2010 European year combating poverty and social exclusion was issued and sent to the French Government at the end of February 2011, calling for the adoption of a global, multiannual and multidimensional national plan of action. Access it here on their website.
EAPN Germany responds to 5th Report on Economic and Social Cohesion and to the German National Reform Programme
Recently, EAPN Germany took part in the Consultation on the Conclusions of the Fifth Report on Economic and Social Cohesion.
- Resource Seminar: Accessing EU Funding Opportunities
- Wealth Distribution in Ireland
- EAPN Ireland Submission to the Independent Review of ERO and REA Wage Setting Mechanisms
The Unemployed Workers’ Centres and Scottish Poverty Alliance (members of EAPN UK): High visibility campaign highlights attacks on sick and disabled
Anti-poverty campaigners in the UK have been active leading protests against the Government’s push to reduce benefit payments made to people who are unable to work through ill-health or disability.
EAPN Italia prepares for the 10th EU Meeting of People experiencing poverty – “when health is all you need”
Florence, February 25th, 2011. CILAP EAPN Italia, together with other regional partners, is organizing a workshop entitled “When health is all you need”, a joint reflection on health in times of crisis.
In 2010, EAPN Poland and the Polish Coalition of Social Watch worked together on a common report, edited by Kamila Plowiec, Chair of EAPN Poland. The report will be officially presented on 21 February.