European Health Forum, 5-8th October – EAPN speaks in final plenary

05-08/10 – The Annual European Health Forum,  was held in Gastein, Austria from the 5th to the 8th October, on the topic : Innovation and Well-being: European Health in EU2020 and beyond. EAPN participated in the forum and spoke in the final plenary on: Health by design – the road to well-being,
responding to the key note addresses of John Dalli, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy: J Dalli and Ms Jakab, Regional Director for Europe for the World Health Organisation
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23/09/2011: EAPN’s conference on the crisis

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MEP Karima Delli and EAPN hold a public presentation of EAPN’s explainer on “Wealth, inequality and social polarisation in the EU”

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5 EAPN national members and EAPN Europe address President Barroso for more detailed Recommendations on National Reform Programmes

On 19th July, anti-poverty organisations in 5 EU Member States (Portugal, Ireland, Romania, Greece and Latvia) and EAPN Europe wrote to Mr Barroso to request that the European Commission publish more detailed Recommendations on National Reform Programmes for each of their countries, reviewing the key objectives set by Europe 2020.