EAPN Key messages on the European Green Deal and the “Just Transition” | EAPN Reflection Paper

On 11 December 2019, the new Commission launched its proposals to launch a radical European Green Deal as the ‘new Green strategy for Growth and Jobs’, complemented by a Just Transition Mechanism and a Communication building a ‘strong social Europe for Just Transitions’. President Von der Leyen confirmed that the Green Deal must ‘leave nobody…

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…

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,…

Actions speak louder than words, what values will Von Der Leyen really uphold? | Joint op-ed

Co-signed by 20+ European Organizations, this op-ed calls on Commission President-elect von der Leyen to create a fairer, greener, inclusive and prosperous Europe with human rights, equality, and social and environmental justice as the key priorities. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a number of unsuitable mandates and controversial candidates to lead the European…

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Is the 2019 European Semester More Social? | EAPN Assessment of the European Semester 2019

EAPN presents its report on the European Semester – Is the European 2019 European Semester More Social? – an assessment on how far the European Semester in 2019 has supported progress in terms of delivery on social rights and the Europe 2020 poverty reduction target, as well as promoting participation of civil society and people facing…