EAPN EU 2021 Poverty Watch Report

This EU Poverty Watch report aims to capture the main findings, messages and recommendations from 21 Poverty Watches produced by our members. These reports start from the reality of people experiencing poverty and the perspectives of the NGOs that work with them. They aim to monitor key trends and policy, raise awareness about the reality for people experiencing poverty and…

SOS Citizens of Ukraine | EAPN Statement

Brussels, 24 February 2022   The Executive Committee of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) strongly voices its most absolute rejection of any type of war and its justifications. EAPN urges the European Union and its national leaders to -among the possible decisions of today’s meeting-  agree on preventive and organizational measures to deal with the situation in which thousands of people…

Social and Labour Aspects of the Just Transition towards Climate Neutrality | EAPN Position Paper

For the preparation of the proposal for a Council Recommendation on a fair transition towards climate neutrality, the European Commission launched a consultation process with civil society organisations active in the areas of social rights and labour policies, in the last trimester of 2021. In the first section of this position paper, EAPN sets out…

Will the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive eradicate energy poverty?

The European Commission released a new proposal to boost renovation and decarbonisation of residential, non-residential, and public buildings.  Ahead of the publication, EAPN together with 44 organisations urged the EU to deliver on its commitments to tackle energy poverty in the Renovation Wave strategy. Amongst our joint calls to action, we highlighted the need for…

Social Platform Flagship Conference Workshop | EAPN & SOLIDAR

An annual forum of civil society organisations advocating for social justice and participatory democracy As part of the Social Platform Flagship Conference 2021, both SOLIDAR and EAPN will lead the first workshop: ‘Employment: “Roadmap to Quality Employment through a Just Transition and a Fair Recovery”.’ The workshop will build concrete links with the European Pillar…

Racial Justice | EAPN Statement

Poverty is one of the clearest impacts of this systemic inequality. We simply cannot achieve our aim of eradicating poverty without also eradicating the entrenched racial inequalities that are embedded within our economic, political and social systems and institutions. Poverty and racial inequality are inextricably linked, and there can be no social justice without racial…