On 22 October, EAPN and its national members started to write to EP members to support a Parliamentary Declaration (0056/2009) which calls on Member States and the Commission to defend social rights in the crisis. Read EAPN’s letter, EAPN Spain’s and now EAPN Ireland’s.
On 12 and 13 November, several national networks (FNARS, UNIOPSS, Secours Catholique, Fondation de l’Armée du Salut, Croix rouge Française, UNCCAS, Advocacy) and local networks (FNARS Basse-Normandie, URIOPSS Basse Normandie, Commission régionale « dire et réagir ensemble » made of users and professionals, ATD Fourth-World, CAF du Calvados, IRTS de Basse-Normandie) organized a national meeting on the participation of citizens, in Caen.
EAPN Slovakia held its General Assembly on 10-11 November. The main discussion dealt with the 2010 Year Against Poverty and Social Exclusion. An exchange took place with Ministry officials responsible for the Year. Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, took part in the GA as well as in two public lectures on “fighting poverty and inequality…
On 12 October, EAPN Ireland launched a new publication called “Building Public Support for Tackling Poverty”. The short, eight page guide is aimed at community and voluntary organisations, NGOs, anti-poverty campaigners and social studies students.
On 19 October, EAPN Spain presented to the Senate a report entitled “the impact of the crisis on poverty and social exclusion: diagnosis and actions”, elaborated with all members of EAPN Spain – regional and state entities members.
In 2007, the President of the Republic committed to reduce poverty by a third in 5 years. On the occasion of the World Day of the Eradication of Poverty, the Government presented its 1st follow-up report, which shows that poverty increased, as in previous years since 2003.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland): The Equality Bill and the socio-economic inequality duty: what does it mean for anti-poverty policy in Scotland?
The UK Government’s Equality Bill, includes a new socio-economic inequality duty on public bodies which has important implications for anti-poverty policy in Scotland.
On the occasion of the Roundtable on Poverty and Social Exclusion, EAPN Sweden organized a side meeting in the Swedish national Parliament.
EAPN Spain makes recommendations on the legislation Project on “Rights and freedoms of foreigners and their integration in Spain”
EAPN welcomes the legislation Project, as it intends to include fundamental rights for all foreigners, solve pending issues such as political rights (right to vote and participate in the political life) and labour rights (work contracts and social security as a key to labour migration), and it extends the conditions of family reunification. However…
EAPN Spain, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Policy, Madrid University (UCM) and the Institute of Preventive Journalism and International Analysis (IPPAI), organised the 1st Awareness-Raising Days for Journalists on 14 to 16 October.