The European Anti-Poverty Network held the first edition of the EAPN Award for Transnational Inspiration and Learning in the Fight against Poverty and Social Exclusion, 2013 on 30 Sept. at the KVS in Brussels. The EAPN Award is supported by the EAPN Fund.
President Barroso gives State of the Union speech and Commission’s agenda – Priority is given to markets over investment in people
12/09/2013, Brussels – President Barroso made his State of the Union speech yesterday in the European Parliament, setting the tone of the European Commission’s priorities for the coming year.
Water is a human right – First European Citizens’ Initiative collects almost 2 Million signatures across Europe!
10/09/2013 – As of yesterday the national branches of the right2water.eu campaign have been handing in the signatures collected to the respective national authorities. We are now demanding that the European Commission to implements the Human Right to water and sanitation in European Union basic legislation.
01/10! EAPN 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PART II – European Parliament elections 2014 – Electing champions for a social Europe?
2014 European elections:
Civil society’s demands & commitments of political parties
EAPN workshop and debate on Europe 2020
10/07 – the Regional Development Committee of the European Parliament voted on the Common Provisions Regulation for Structural Funds 2014-2020.
03/07 – EAPN intervened in the second meeting of the EESC study group discussing the preliminary draft opinion on “Coordinated European measures to prevent and combat energy poverty”, drawn up by Mr Coulon, the rapporteur, and Mr Hernández Bataller, the co-rapporteur.
EAPN Assessment of the European Council on Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers affairs (EPSCO)
27/06 – In the EPSCO Council, the main items of interest were the review of the European Semester, youth employment, Conclusions on the Social Investment Package and the progress on negotiations on the Fund for the Most Deprived.
17/06 – Sven Giegold, (Green Party), MEP, will ask 2 Questions, on behalf of the Adhoc coalition on Country-Specific Recommendations involving EAPN and other NGOs/Organisations, in a Parliamentary Hearing in the European Parliament with Commission Ollie Rehn. The two questions focus on NGO consultation in the CSR process, and confirmation that the Country-specific Recommendations are an instrument to deliver on the Europe 2020 targets.
EAPN highlights major lack as democratic deficit and civil engagement
06/06 – Fintan Farrell, on behalf of EAPN, spoke at S&D Group hearing on social dimension of European Monetary Union on 6th June at the European Parliament in Brussels and presented EAPN’s 5 proposals. The event built on the position of Pervenche Beres, chair of the Employment Committee, and included interventions from Commissioner Andor, Bernadette Segol, ETUC; the ILO and EESC, and other stakeholders including EAPN.