21/03 – EAPN was present in Montpellier during the annual conference organised by EAPN France together with Supagro and INRA (French University and Research Institute on Agronomy) dedicated to Right to Food in Montpellier. During this conference, Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food outlined the challenges and ways forward to make this right operational in the Member States.
EAPN at debate on the Social Investment Package at the Observatoire Social Européen (OSE) – SIP: A positive welcome, but a more binding approach is needed
11/03 – EAPN attended the debate organised by the Oservatoire Social Européen together with VLEVA (the liaison agency Flanders-Europe) on the Social Investment Package, together with several NGOs, researchers and practitionners.
EAPN’s main points from the European Council Conclusions( 14/15 March) and President Van Rompuy’s remarks following the Tripartite Social Summit and the Council
EAPN highlights the following conclusions from the European Council 14-15th March…
In March, EAPN produced this Toolkit designed to help EAPN National Networks and European Organisations to engage with the 2013 preparation of the National Reform Programmes and the Questionnaires on the National Social Reports.
The Water Campaign: OVER 1 MILLION SIGNATURES COLLECTED! but required numbers per country! – Help us Sign and Spread the petition against water privatization!
Many millions of people continue to be deprived of clean, safe and affordable water and sanitation, even in Europe.
We have managed to collect 1 million signatures, but for the 1st European Citizens’ Initiative to be put on the European agenda, a minimum of signatures is required per country! Have you also signed it?
22/02 – Fintan Farrell was interviewed at Conference on poverty and inequality – the paradox of democracies at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
As ECI Right2Water continues to gain strength, EU politicians pledge not to privatise water services
The first ever European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to collect over 1 million signatures welcomes the political debate that is taking place all over Europe on water and sanitation. The positive…
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 inputs on Minimum Income: Green European Foundation Workshop on social consequences of the crisis
22/02 – EAPN policy coordinator Sian Jones intervened in a capacity-building workshop on ‘A minimum income in the EU’ as part of the Green European Foundation workshop on the social consequences of the crises – analysis and proposals.
Brussels, 11 February – Yesterday, the first up and running European Citizens Initiative (ECI) ‘Water is a Human Right’ made history as also being the first ECI in the history of the European Union to have collected over 1 million signatures.