Poverty Briefing 2018 highlights the need for a high level government commitment |  EAPN IRELAND

A Poverty Briefing published today by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland has highlighted that if the Government wants to tackle the high levels of poverty in Ireland it needs to take action at the highest level and across all Government departments. The EAPN Ireland Poverty Briefing 2018 and proposals for a new Anti-Poverty Strategy…

Open Round Table on the Future of Work | EGE

Why do we work and how does work give us meaning? How can European values of justice, dignity and solidarity be realised in a changing world? To what extent might longstanding governance frameworks, such as social security systems and employment laws, require updating? Held on 5 February 2018, the  EGE (European Group on Ethics in…

European Parliament debate on inequalities

On 6 February 2018, the European Parliament conducted a thematic plenary debate around socio-economic inequalities, under the lead of Socialists and Democrats, who were the ones to put the item on the parliamentary agenda. During the debate, acting S&D Group leader Udo Bullmann urged the European Commission to take on rapid and decisive action to…

EAPN Portugal video on participation

EAPN Portugal has been promoting the citizenship and participation of people who experience or have experienced situations Poverty and/or social exclusion through citizenship movements, at the district level -Local Citizens’ Councils – national level – National Council and also at European level, with the participation in the European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty. By promoting…

EAPN EP event Social Standards Dec2017

7 December | Hosted event with S&D & Greens/EFA: Building a European Social Standards Union – what role for the European Semester?

Building a European Social Standards Union – what role for the European Semester? On 7 December 2017, EAPN and MEPs Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (S&D) and Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA) jointly hosted an event in the European Parliament to see how progress can be made on social rights, social standards and poverty reduction, through the main EU coordination…