EAPN intervenes in Caritas Europa Event – Growing Crisis in Europe – is the EU capable of an effective response?

On 21/02 – Caritas held a significant event in the EESC showcasing the main findings and recommendations of the Caritas Europa Shadow Report on Europe 2020 strategy and the Crisis Monitoring report in Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Greece. EAPN intervened in the panel chaired by Pierre Baussand, Director of Soial Platform on how the EU can stimulate inclusive growth the European Semester, together with Egbert Holthuis, European Commission, Veronica Lope Fontagné, EPP Rapporteur on the Opinion on the AGS 2013, and Robert Urbé, Policy Coordinator, Caritas Luxembourg. A debate was held at the end of the day on whether the EU is adopting an effective response to the crisis. 

EAPN participates in ESDE (Employment and Social Development Review) presentation

06/02 – This invitation-only event presented the 2nd edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Review, which assessed the economic and social situation in the EU and impact of policy approaches. Following an introduction by KoosRichelle, Director of DG Employment, chapters on the dynamics of long-term unemployment, poverty and social exclusion were presented and debated, followed by panel debates from experts and key stakeholders.

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EAPN as part of Adhoc Group of Social Networks present Roadmap for driving implementation on Child Poverty and Well-being

01/02 – An Adhoc group (ATD 4th World, Caritas Europa, Coface, Eurochild, EAPN, Eurodaconia, European Social Network, PICUM) sent a letter to Commissioner Andor, presenting joint proposals for a roadmap to drive more effective implementation of the up-coming Recommendation on Child Poverty and Well-being, by engaging all actors – at EU, national and local levels.