The Union of Economists in Bulgaria (an organisation established in the late 19th century) organised with the support of EAPN a National Conference on the subject of: ‘Crisis, Inequality and Poverty: The Bulgarian Situation and the Alternative Policies in the European Context’.
Who cares when the price of bread rises? Young or old, single or not, with or without children, worker, unemployed or retired, their daily life is made of difficulties linked to the lack of money.
October 2012-March 2013: in partnership with the National Democratic Institute, the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform is working on introducing a new legislative initiative on Minimum income in FYROM.
In 2012, the European year for active ageing and solidarity between generations, SOS Malta organised a conference entitled ‘Informal Carers and Volunteering in the Community’.
Coming up soon: 18/12/2012 Seminar “ The impact of austerity on poverty”, Lisbon Launching of the book: “No one lives too long. Life is a moment”, in Lisbon, Palácio das Galveias, 19.30, 17/12 and Oporto, Casa do Infante, 16.30, 19/12.
The General Workers’ Union and the Anti-Poverty Forum have joined forces to promote a petition launched by the European Public Service Union, which the GWU forms part of, calling on the EU to put water as a human right on its agenda.
Commenting on Iain Duncan Smith’s speech during his visit to Scotland Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance, said: “As we expected, the future of our welfare system will be a central element of the debate about Scotland’s constitutional future.
FNARS (Member of EAPN France) : Survey on the French minimum income scheme RSA: re-thinking minimum income
For the 3rd year in a row, FNARS has carried out a survey on the French minimum income scheme RSA with social workers in its network. The survey’s report highlights the difficulties of the RSA to reach the social inclusion objectives set.
Read EAPN Spain’s position on the topic and article on this position published in El Publico, one of the main Spanish newspapers: The EU plan to fight poverty only allocates 0,28 € per day to homeless people. See the Final Declaration of the 9th General Assembly of EAPN Spain also.
Right after the German government has just published its “4rd Report on Poverty and Social Exclusion”, EAPN Germany issues its own shadow report on poverty and social exclusion in cooperation with a street magazine distributed by homeless people.