EAPN Austria starts 2010 activities with conference on distribution and a good life for all

{jathumbnail}More then 400 participants – from social NGOs, self‐organisations of people experiencing poverty, public authorities, and from the research community – attended the 8th Austrian Poverty Conference on 23rd/24th February in Salzburg. The conference focused on issues of distribution, capabilities and quality of life and included Richard Wilkinson (author of ‘The spirit level’) as keynote speaker…

Opening of the 2010 Year in France!

László Andor, the new EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion attended the opening conference of the 2010 European Year in Paris. It was the first public engagement of the EU Commissioner. 60 projects that will receive funding from the National Implementing Body in France were presented. In his intervention, Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, called for support for an EU target in the fight against poverty and social exclusion…

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EAPN Belgium (Walloon network) conference on women’s poverty

The Collectif des femmes (Women’s association) from Louvain-La-Neuve and the Réseau Wallon de Lutte contre la Pauvreté (Walloon  Anti-Poverty Network) organised a conference on « La pauvreté au féminin – Elles, leurs droits, leurs revendications, leurs stratégies,… » « Women’s poverty – They, their rights, their  demands, their strategies, … » on 2 March 2010, in Louvain-La-Neuve.…

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EAPN Ireland: Closure of Community Development Projects Will Seriously and Permanently Undermine Local Efforts to Tackle Poverty

Responding on the decision to abolish nearly 30 Community Development projects across the country, Anna Visser Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland said that the move “will seriously and permanently undermine local efforts to tackle poverty and raises serious questions about the Government’s commitment to facilitating active participation in European Affairs at local and…