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EU Semester Alliance holds dialogue meeting with Commission and Council

27/11/2015 – The EU Semester Alliance held its first stakeholder dialogue meeting with key representatives from the European Commission and the Council of Ministers engaged in the Semester process. This first roundtable exchange discussed the latest developments and changes in the 2016 European Semester, in the light of the 5 Presidents Report, including a first reaction to the new Annual Growth Survey based on the Alliance’s joint letter to President Juncker,  set within the broader context of how to progress on a more democratic, social and sustainable Europe.

EAPN holds stakeholder dialogue round table with EU institutions on delivery on 20% of ESF on poverty and partnership

On 02/12/2015,EAPN will hold a stakeholder dialogue round table on the topic of how to make progress on the 20% ear-marking of ESF on social inclusion and poverty and on the code of conduct on partnership. In 2015, EAPN established a Task Force to develop a Barometer survey with its members to monitor the implementation of both these topics, involving representatives from EAPN Portugal, Germany, Spain, Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria.

EAPN participates in High-Level Reflecting Group – Socializing the European Semester

13/11/2015 – Sian Jones, EAPN Policy Coordinator, was invited to participate in a small Reflecting Group composed of experts from EU institutions and stakeholders alike, to provide essential feedback for the completion of the final report due beginning of December 2015 on ‘Further Socializing the European Semester:  Moving forward for the social Triple A’. The report…

EAPN participates in EESC/ESC conference: Common Social values, principles and social governance

04/11/2015 – EAPN participated in this important conference organized jointly by EESC and the ESC of Luxembourg on “Common social values and principles & social governance”. The aim was to promote dialogue with decision-makers and stakeholders on key new inputs aiming to influence the Commission’s upcoming proposals for the EU’s Social Pillar or “Social Triple…

#2015PEP – SOCIAL CONVERGENCE IN THE EU – A strategic dialogue meeting with People experiencing Poverty

The European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty takes place this year on 19-20 November 2015 in Brussels as a consultation with people experiencing poverty to gather their input on policies to foster social convergence in Europe and to strengthen the participation of people experiencing poverty in policies that affect them. Delegations of people experiencing poverty…