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Right2Water campaign – Spanish city Valladolid takes public privatized water in public hands

Following elections in Spain, in which the return of water into public hands was a big theme, the authorities have followed up, cancelled the water concession and created a public company.  The reasons for remunicipalization are familiar: under-investment in infrastructure, high tariffs and lack of democratic control. People are disconnected when they have difficulty paying their…

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Over 230 members of civil society write to UN Council President with concrete suggestions on Sustainable Development

EAPN joins hundreds of Civil Society Organisations in writing to H.E. Oh Joon, President of the UN Economic & Social Council. The letter puts forward observations and recommendations based on the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Concrete suggestions on improving the 1) programme design, 2) modalities and 3) national review processes are made. Read…

17 October 2016 Day for eradication of poverty

17 October international day for the eradication of poverty | national activities

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Poverty eradication remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the new Sustainable…

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EAPN inputs to Commission Structured Dialogue on the Social Pillar

Fintan Farrell, Acting Director of EAPN, made an input to the European Commission’s structured dialogue session on the ‘future of work and welfare’ in the context of the debate about the European Social Pillar. The main argument: Fighting for more equity between and within the EU Member States should be the major project of the EU. Inputs…

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EAPN Participates in the EESC conference “Next steps for a sustainable European future – Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs”

On 7 July EAPN participated in the EESC conference “Next steps for a sustainable European future – Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs” opened by the Commission’s First Vice-President Timmermans. The event came as a response to the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 by the United Nations to define next steps for a sustainable European future…

EAPN is signatory to the Joint Statement put forward by the Alliance for Investing in Children welcoming the Council’s Acknowledgement of Child Poverty

EAPN endorses the statement presented by the Alliance for Investing in Children to welcome the Conclusions adopted by the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Affairs Council. With wealth inequalities rising all across Europe and the Agenda 2030 poverty goals seeming each year more difficult to achieve, it is all the more important that Council…

INHERIT is looking for ‘triple win’ ideas for a more sustainable future

The Intersectoral Health and Environment Research for Innovation (INHERIT) project is looking at the links between our living, moving or consuming patterns and the environment, our health and equity. This large scale Horizon 2020 initiative, coordinated by EuroHealthNet, brings together experts from the health, environment and other sectors, including technology, to investigate policies, practices and…

EAPN chairs workshop on sustainable societies: How to make the SDGs Europe’s Business – Multistakeholder Solutions

On the 30-31 May the EESC, together with Dutch Presidency and Sustainable Development Solutions, organized a high-level 2 day event to discuss how to make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  a reality, through multi-stakeholder partnerships. EAPN chaired a key workshop on sustainable societies – tackling poverty and inequality, linked to the key goals on…