The EAPN secretariat and members looks forward to collaborating in 2009 with all those concerned for a social Europe and to ensure a good preparation for 2010 and to ensure progress is made towards achieving the eradication of poverty and social exclusion.
EAPN will now produce a short report in January highlighting the specific EAPN members’ experience and opinions, and will focus its messages on its initial proposals for change to input into the post 2010 discussion which will be a central debate in 2009.
“The adequacy of Minimum Income Schemes is a key way to address the economic crisis” says EAPN to EU Ministers of Employment
Such investment as well as being necessary for people living in poverty is also good for the economy as the investment will immediately be put back into the economy in the form of spending on essential goods and services.
On 23 October, EAPN presented the assessment of national EAPN networks on the 2008-10 National Action Plans on Social inclusion 2008-10 at a seminar organized by Eurocities, the network of major European cities.
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“Behind poverty figures lies the reality of people living with a constant affront to their dignity” said EAPN Director at Round table on poverty
“It would be an unbearable truth if we can not from the conclusions of this Round Table and all the other actions connected to the EU Inclusion strategy, develop proposals and actions that are capable of reversing the trend towards growing levels of poverty and inequality in our societies”, declared Fintan Farrell, the EAPN Director,…
The Employment Working Group of EAPN held its annual capacity building seminar on 21 November 2008. In line with EAPN capacity building strategy, these seminars are aimed at strengthening the capacity of our network in relation to our core work areas, through the sharing of full information as well as in depth exchanges among members…
The seminar had two purposes: to promote and illustrate EAPN’s vision of Active Inclusion to policy makers and to build capacity within the network regarding Active Inclusion.
EAPN’s general assembly to focus on how to ensure a legacy from the 2010 European year against poverty
2008 is crucial for EAPN in finalizing the preparation, as well as defining the messages and the legacy it expects out of the 2010 Year.
On 16 September, EAPN published its response to the European Commission’s Communication on Reinforcing the OMC which was included in the renewed social agenda package that the Commission presented on 2 July. EAPN is consulting with its members on the overall renewed social agenda package and is responding separately. Download the EAPN response: "A Stronger OMC,…