Energy Poverty: Second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee

On Monday 17 June, EAPN organised the second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC) at the European Economic and Social Committee. This meeting, organised as part of EAPN’s policy orientation work within the ASSIST2GETHER project, gathered different European experts to discuss and exchange about how to tackle energy poverty in Europe. The main objectives of the…

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EAPN takes part in Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019

EAPN, represented by delegates from 13 European countries, attended the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019 (#ACIG2019) on 20 May, which this year focused on the future of Social Europe. As the Europe 2020 Strategy is coming to an end, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the 2030 Agenda and the new multiannual financial framework provide the structure for our work…

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Roundtable discussion with Permanent Representations and the European Commission on the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Semester

On 14 May 2019, EAPN organised a roundtable to facilitate an exchange between some of its national members and the corresponding social attachés in the Permanent Representations in Brussels, as well as the European Commission. The event was kindly hosted by the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, country which currently holds the…

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EAPN Annual Policy Conference | Beyond Europe 2020 to Agenda 2030 ~ Working together for a post 2020 strategy that really benefits people and planet

EAPN’s annual conference was on 13 June, under the title Beyond Europe 2020 to Agenda 2030 – Working together for a post 2020 strategy that really benefits people and planet. We debated how to get a transformative social and sustainable post 2020 EU strategy which can deliver real results for poverty and social rights –…

Right to Energy Coalition Report shows that the majority of EU countries are unable to keep citizens warm this winter

A majority of EU countries have significant levels of energy poverty and are unable to keep all their citizens warm this winter, groundbreaking new research by Open Exp released by the European Right to Energy coalition reveals. The first-of-its-kind EU-wide ranking shows energy poverty is especially prevalent in southern and eastern EU Member States. Bulgaria far…

Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU | The summary report is out !

The European Parliament’s Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty organised a meeting jointly with EAPN on 29 January 2019 in Brussels to present and exchange on EAPN’s 2018 Poverty Watch reports. The event “Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU” discussed the state of play on poverty in  the EU in 2018 and…

Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU | 29 January 2019 in Brussels

The European Parliament’s Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty and EAPN organise an exchange on the European Anti-Poverty Network’s 2018 Poverty Watch Reports. The event “Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU” will be held on Tuesday 29 January 2019, from 13h00 to 15h00 at the European Parliament in Brussels, room ASP 5E3. “The problem is not…

Support the current and future generation of anti-poverty activists! | EAPN Fundraising Campaign

EAPN has been getting political in 2018, and daring! Despite high level political commitments (SDGs, EPSR, EU2020) on tackling poverty, inequality and social exclusion, we still see 113 million EU citizens living at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Despite numerous EU Treaties recognising combating poverty and social exclusion as a specific goal for the…

AGS 2019: Increase in social rights and participation but more needed to rebalance economic and social goals!

Today the European Commission adopted the Annual Growth Survey 2019 (AGS) as part of the Autumn Package. EAPN is actively engaging in the ‘European Semester,’ at EU and national level, as the main EU process for economic and social coordination in order to achieve a reduction in poverty, social exclusion and to implement the Pillar…

Final declaration of European Movement – Italy for a democratic, united and inclusive Europe | CILAP EAPN Italy

CILAP EAPN ITALIA is a member of the European Movement and the CILAP President, Nicoletta Teodosi, was elected to the European Presidency’s office in the last assembly. The Final Declaration of the movement has been presented on 16th of November. Starting from an analysis of the main economic, political and social issues in the country,…