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,…

EAPN calls for European leaders to clearly focus on protecting the most vulnerable from the impacts of Covid19 | letter for European Council 26 March 2020

EAPN and its members are concerned at the social and economic consequences of Covid19 on people at risk of poverty and social exclusion, their families, and other highly vulnerable groups, who are hit the hardest by the current crisis and need urgent support. We released a statement on 17 March, calling on all governments to…

12th Austrian Poverty Conference | EAPN Austria

The Austrian Anti Poverty Network (“Die Armutskonferenz”) organised their 12th Austrian Poverty Conference in Salzburg from 9 to 11 March. The initial conference topic was Voices against Poverty – Because social inequality and exclusion endanger democracy but given the current situation, there was also an exchange about the consequences of the Corona virus on people…