As part of the project “from Observation to Participation”, financed by the Ministry of Employment, Health and Social Affairs, around 100 people met in Avellino (Naples) on 13 March 2009, to discuss the participation of people in poverty and the need for better basic services.
In a paper produced by EAPN Bulgaria for the Bulgarian Recovery Plan, they point out that the crisis could be a period of opportunities. “How well these opportunities will be used determines where societies will be headed for – sustainable development and recovery or ‘take a short breath’ and then again plunge into the wave of a following crisis“.
EAPN France mobilised around UNIOPSS (National Interfederal Union of health and social organisations) to draft a memorandum calling on the French candidates to the European elections on several issues concerning the social economy sector and the place of social politics in current community processes.
The Scottish Migrants Network, a grouping of organisations working with and for new migrants in Scotland, has recently launched a new poster campaign to inform migrants of their rights at work. The network, which is currently hosted by the Poverty Alliance, launched the posters at an event attended by the Deputy First Minister in the Scottish Government.
The Austrian Permanent Representation will be holding a seminar in Brussels on 21 April and Michaela Möser of EAPN Austria will contribute to it as a speaker. Find all information here. Please register to attend.
EAPN Austria: President of the Republic Heinz Fischer attending EAPN Austria’s Meeting of People experiencing Poverty
The President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer, attended the 4th Austrian meeting of self-organisations of people experiencing poverty in Vienna, from 6 to 8 March.
EAPN Ireland calls on the Irish government not to attempt to achieve public savings at the expense of the weakest sections of society
When less is not enough – safeguard social welfare, maintain minimum wage! As the world marks UN World Day for Social Justice 20TH February, EAPN Ireland calls on the Irish government not to attempt to achieve public savings at the expense of the weakest sections of society.
EAPN Italy supports the petition against new legislation denying the right to health for illegal immigrants
Health does not have a passport! Doctors will be able to report illegal immigrants to the Italian government, under legislation recently approved by the Senate or upper house of parliament.
Her Majesty Queen Sofia awards EAPN-Spain the Golden Cross of the Civil Order of Social Solidarity 2008 for the quality of its work in fighting poverty and exclusion and in promoting participation of people at social risk.
EAPN Ireland has been invited to participate in the Advisory Group to the National Implementation Body (NIB) for the Year in Ireland.