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…

EAPN Supports the Ratification Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)

Did you know that May 5 was the three-year anniversary of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)? This treaty, which has been ratified by 21 countries, ensures that citizens who have experienced violations of their economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) have…

EAPN’s 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE | From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016), what future for the fight against poverty in Europe

From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016), what future for the fight against poverty EAPN’s response – building on 25 years combating poverty, inequality and exclusion EAPN held its conference on 16 June 2016 to provide a concrete and timely input to the key European Commission consultation on…

New ESPN Report on Minimum Income Schemes in Europe

The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) has just published a major new report, Minimum Income Schemes in Europe: a Study of National Policies. The report finds that minimum income (MI) schemes play a vital role in alleviating the worst impacts of poverty and social exclusion in many countries. However, in too many countries MI schemes still fall short of ensuring a decent life for the most vulnerable in society. Progress in improving them in recent years has been disappointing.