HAPN | Budapest – Monday 17 October 2016 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – The Week of Dignified Living

Almost every third person is affected by poverty and social exclusion in Hungary. People experiencing poverty have worse access than most to health care benefits, education, cultural life and information. Every year the Hungarian Anti-Poverty Network organizes a public event – based on the active involvement of civil society organizations, volunteers, and activists – to…

BAPN | Round table discussion on the fight against child poverty

On Monday 12 December, BAPN (Belgian Anti-Poverty Network), organized a round table discussion on good practices and what’s needed to be successful in the fight against child poverty. Mariza Mendoza from Vrienden van ‘t Huizeke, (a Brussels anti-poverty association), Claudio Pescarollo from RéBBUS (a project network from Namur) as well as Sian Jones, EAPN policy coordinator, presented…

SAPN | Poverty and income inequality featured among the key topics at the Central European Interfaith Forum (CEIF 2016)

Poverty and income inequality featured among the key topics at the Central European Interfaith Forum (CEIF 2016), which hosted more than 150 participants representing 20 nations, 3 continents, 7 world religions as well as other religious, spiritual or humanist traditions. The gathering took place in Nitra, Slovakia, on 25 July 2016. The alarming trends of…

Feantsa | Housing Exclusion Passes Under the Radar at EPSCO Discussion on the European Semester

The Devil is in the Detail! On October 13, as part of the European Semester, the EPSCO (Employment, Social Policy, Health & Consumer Affairs Council) endorsed main messages on the EU’s social situation and priorities for social policy reform. Ministers also endorsed the Social Protection Committee’s report on key social challenges,2 based on its analysis…

SAPN | Public Hearing on Poverty

On 25 May 2016, the newly elected Members of Parliament who took their mandates in the March parliamentary elections were introduced to the activities of the Slovak Anti Poverty Network (SAPN). As one of the largest networks in Slovakia, the organization comprises 154 socially engaged non-governmental organizations representing more than 250,000 members. These organizations share…