EAPN’s online policy conference | How to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – From short-term response to an effective rights-based integrated antipoverty strategy ~14 July 2020

EAPN’s annual policy conference will be held online on 14 July, 14-16:30, which will focus on how to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – and ensuring that short-term responses feed into an effective long-term rights-based EU strategy to fight poverty. The current COVID19 epidemic is decimating Europe, with a far-reaching social impact, particularly…

Online conference: “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle energy poverty” | Event

Following the cancellation of the physical conference, the partners of the ASSIST 2GETHER project – in which EAPN has been leading the policy orientation work – are happy to announce that they have transformed their final conference into an online event. The event “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle Energy Poverty”, organised with the support…

Call for Minimum Income Framework Directive | Letter to EU Commissioner Nicolas Schmit

Europe is going through extraordinarily difficult times. The short term impacts of Covid19 on people’s lives as well as the economy are catastrophic, and the medium – long term impacts likely to be equally, if not more so. Millions of people’s jobs, income and living standards are at risk, as they fall back on inadequate…

12th Austrian Poverty Conference | EAPN Austria

The Austrian Anti Poverty Network (“Die Armutskonferenz”) organised their 12th Austrian Poverty Conference in Salzburg from 9 to 11 March. The initial conference topic was Voices against Poverty – Because social inequality and exclusion endanger democracy but given the current situation, there was also an exchange about the consequences of the Corona virus on people…

EAPN Spain’s Microsite on Covid19 | EAPN SPAIN

EAPN Spain created a microsite (in Spanish) on the social impact of the Coronavirus crisis that includes: a detailed analysis of the various social and economic consequences of the Corona virus, very well also highlighting the gender dimension. The statement includes recommendations to the Spanish government and the Autonomous Regions in Spain. It has been shared by social media and was picked…

UN Rapporteur’s confirmation – High poverty rates in Spain a result of political inaction | EAPN SPAIN

We believe at EAPN that fighting poverty is a political choice and that high poverty rates are the clear manifestation of political inaction. Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, draws the same conclusion upon finishing his fact-finding visit in Spain. Indeed, he noted in his preliminary conclusions that “poverty is…

EAPN reaction to European Commission’s Communication: A strong Social Europe for Just Transitions | EAPN

The European Anti-Poverty Network has read with interest the Commission’s Communication:  A strong social Europe for just transitions and the related package of documents. Our network and our members will respond more fully in due course – at this stage we share our initial reactions. European Pillar of Social Rights EAPN has been calling for years…

European Social Fund Award | EAPN Spain

#EmpleandoDigital (#EmployingDigital) project, carried out by the Fundacion Secretariado Gitano and the Spanish Red Cross (two of EAPN Spain’s national NGOs) and cofunded by the Fundación Accenture and the Spanish European Social Fund (Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security- ESF Managing Authority) has won the ‘European Social Fund’ award under the ‘European Funding…