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.
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.
The Alen Project (Adult Life Entry Network – Empowerment and activation of young people in disadvantaged situations) was supported by the European Union PROPGRESS programme as one of the projects under the social experimentation call.
EAPN contributes to Conference of the European Economic and Social Union (EESC) and the European Movement
01/02 – The EESC and the European Movement held a joint conference in Dublin on 1 February under the title “Ireland 40 Years On: the benefits, opportunities and challenges of EU Membership”. EAPN was asked to contribute to a panel “Ireland as an example of how to cope with the challenges posed by the financial crisis”.
29/01 – EAPN participated in a small workshop with other social NGOs including Eurodiaconia, Caritas, Youth Forum, Solidar and Eurohealthnet, to discuss Eurofound’s forthcoming Research on the Social Inclusion of Young Peope, as part of Pillar 4 of their main Research programme: adequate living standards and promoting social cohesion.
EAPN Speaks at Green Family Meeting in Parliament Week in the EP: How to use the Economic Semester for building a Common Strategy for Economic Policy Coordination
28/01 – The Green held a capacity-building event for their national members as part of Parliament week in the EP. The meeting involved 100 national Green Party members and MEPs.
23/01 – Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN spoke in the European Parliament Hearing on the future of the European Fund for the Most Deprived, the proposed successor to the European Food Aid Programme.
Many millions of people continue to be deprived of clean, safe and affordable water and sanitation, even in Europe. The European Commission can do something about it, but WE have to put it on their agenda! One million signatures from EU-citizens are needed.
22/01 – Sergio Aires, President EAPN and Vice Presidents, Letizia Cesarini-Sforza and Kart Mere along with Director Fintan Farrell and Policy Coordinator, Sian Jones, met with Commisisoner Andor.
EAPN Review of New Publication: Between the Social and the Spatial: Exploring the Multiple Dimensions of Poverty and Social Exclusion
02 Jan 2013 – EAPN was approached to review a new publication published on the 2nd January 2013, by Housing, Theory and Society series published by Routledge (Jan 2013) titled Between the Social and the Spatial: exploring the multiple dimensions of poverty and social exclusion, edited by Katrien de Boyser, Caroline Dewilde, Danielle Dierkx and Jurgen Friedrichs. The book is a useful summary of recent developments on poverty research and attempts to bring together the ‘social and the spatial’ aspects, which until now have been developed as parallel research areas.