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EAPN with 70 NGOs at SDG Watch Alliance launch

On the 13th October, the SDG Watch coalition held its official launch in Brussels, with a packed audience of over 150 participants. The Alliance is a cross-sectoral NGO alliance involving social, green and development NGOs committed to mobilizing to ensure delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals and agenda. EAPN is an active member, working specifically…

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“Better Europe” needs a transformative, social and economic agenda | Letter to President Juncker urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey for 2017

On October 11,  The European Anti-Poverty Network wrote a letter to President Juncker, urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) for 2017, due to be launched in November. EAPN has actively engaged with its members in the European Semester at national and EU level since 2010, in order to get…

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EAPN joins 177 organisations in calling for a new Europe for people, planet & prosperity for all!

CONCORD Europe, WWF, ETUC and the European Youth Forum drafted a common statement on the future of Europe, supported by EAPN among 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions. Europe is at a crossroads, and the future of European cooperation and the benefits it brings are at stake. This is about the future of our…

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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 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…