On 19 October, EAPN Spain presented to the Senate a report entitled “the impact of the crisis on poverty and social exclusion: diagnosis and actions”, elaborated with all members of EAPN Spain – regional and state entities members.
In 2007, the President of the Republic committed to reduce poverty by a third in 5 years. On the occasion of the World Day of the Eradication of Poverty, the Government presented its 1st follow-up report, which shows that poverty increased, as in previous years since 2003.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland): The Equality Bill and the socio-economic inequality duty: what does it mean for anti-poverty policy in Scotland?
The UK Government’s Equality Bill, includes a new socio-economic inequality duty on public bodies which has important implications for anti-poverty policy in Scotland.
On the occasion of the Roundtable on Poverty and Social Exclusion, EAPN Sweden organized a side meeting in the Swedish national Parliament.
Since 22 October, EAPN and its national members have written to EP members to support a Parliamentary Declaration (0056/2009) which calls on Member States and the Commission to defend social rights in the crisis.
The Round Table took place on 15 and 16 October in Stockholm under the title ‘Social inclusion in times of recession” – New challenges for the Active inclusion strategy’.
EAPN Spain makes recommendations on the legislation Project on “Rights and freedoms of foreigners and their integration in Spain”
EAPN welcomes the legislation Project, as it intends to include fundamental rights for all foreigners, solve pending issues such as political rights (right to vote and participate in the political life) and labour rights (work contracts and social security as a key to labour migration), and it extends the conditions of family reunification. However…
EAPN Spain, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Policy, Madrid University (UCM) and the Institute of Preventive Journalism and International Analysis (IPPAI), organised the 1st Awareness-Raising Days for Journalists on 14 to 16 October.
EAPN Ireland, in association with the October 17 UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty Campaign, held a lunchtime seminar on Monday 12 October 2009 on building support in the media and amongst the general public for tackling poverty, social exclusion and inequality.
On 8 October 2009, EAPN Poland organized a conference on “Rights and opportunities of people experiencing poverty” in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, in Warsaw.