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European networks’ response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’

Analysing the European Commission’s staff working document taking stock of the implementation of the Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage,[1] many of the partner organisations of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the document recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the…

SDG Watch Europe’s recommendations on the next steps for a sustainable European future

Following the EC Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future, the European cross-sectoral and civil society alliance SDG Watch Europe prepared its recommendations for the Council Conclusions to be adopted in June 2017 under the Maltese EU Presidency. EAPN Europe is a member of the SDG Watch and supports the coalition’s statement. SDG Watch Europe is…

Happy Birthday Europe

60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, EAPN and its members reflect, engage, speak up,… for a Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive Europe! EAPN Director Leo Williams is speaking at the Europe Ambition 2030 event in Rome. Please read his speech here Sian Jones, EAPN Policy Coordinator is speaking at the the…

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SDG Watch Europe’s Position Paper on how to set up a new EU Platform & contribute to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

The EC Communication entitled “Next steps for a sustainable European future – European action for sustainability” published in November 2016 states that the Commission intends to establish a new EU Multi- Stakeholder Platform as part of its overall implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It states that in order to “create a dynamic space bringing together…

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The time for timidity is over – the EU needs an ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights | Letter to President Juncker

EAPN has written today to the President of the European Commission to stress the urgency for an ambitious EU proposal on the upcoming European Pillar of Social Rights. This should not just repackage existing initiatives with only benchmarking on common principles, but must set out an ambitious EU roadmap towards guaranteeing essential social standards, which…