Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension | EAPN

As member of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, EAPN is proud to support the Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension. In this statement, we called on the EU institutions to: Propose and adopt a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension Set an…

EAPN Intervention at EDF webinar “Poverty and social exclusion of persons with disabilities” | EAPN

Back in April, EAPN contributed to a webinar on poverty and social exclusion of persons with disabilities. EAPN Vice-President Vera Hinterdorfer was one of the speakers at the  webinar, organised on 22 April 2020 by the European Disability Forum, with support of EAPN. In her intervention  Vera Hinterdorfer focused on EU-level action and initiatives to…

Online dialogue on Pandemics, Poverty and Politics – The impact of Covid-19 on poverty and how to tackle it | EAPN 

On 11 June, EAPN hosted and took part in an on-line dialogue on Pandemics, Poverty and Politics – The impact of Covid-19 on poverty and how to tackle it. The online dialogue, organised by the European Parliament Intergroup Against Poverty touched upon: the broad impacts of Covid-19 in the Member States and in regards to…

Energy Poverty: Third and last meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee | Project

EAPN organised virtually, on 20 April, the third and last meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC). The aim of this meeting was mainly to discuss with the European experts the final draft of the “Vulnerable Consumers Protection Framework Paper”, the main public document providing policy recommendations from the ASSIST2GETHER project. Members of the…

CSRs 2020: Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of the COVID-19 Response | EAPN Letter to Vice-President Dombrovskis

Together with the release of our newest Country Reports’ Assessment, we wrote to European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit to call for a strong message in the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) to support Member States emergency support measures, ensuring that they benefit the poor and most vulnerable and do not increase poverty and…

Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of EU’s COVID-19 Response | EAPN’s Assessment

In this report, we present our members’ assessment of the 2020 Country Reports in the context of COVID19, monitoring progress on poverty and social rights through the Europe 2020 poverty target, the implementation of the EPSR and the SDGs as well as follow up on 2019 Country-specific Recommendations. This includes an assessment of progress on participation of…

Call for Minimum Income Framework Directive | Letter to EU Commissioner Nicolas Schmit

Europe is going through extraordinarily difficult times. The short term impacts of Covid19 on people’s lives as well as the economy are catastrophic, and the medium – long term impacts likely to be equally, if not more so. Millions of people’s jobs, income and living standards are at risk, as they fall back on inadequate…

Protecting children and their families during and after the COVID19 crisis | EU Alliance for Investing in Children

The COVID19 pandemic is foreseen to bring severe socio-economic challenges that will affect EU children and families across the EU. The EU Alliance for Investing in Children launched a statement on 16 April to ask the EU institutions to prioritise children and families in their COVID19 response both in the short term and the long…

Ensuring Education, Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning | EAPN Report

EAPN has a long-standing interest around the issue of education and its many aspects of access, affordability, quality and equal opportunities, which are crucial in the empowerment of people experiencing poverty and their integration in society. The links between education, training, lifelong learning and poverty and social exclusion are manifold. EAPN advocates for the right to universal,…