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…

New study about indebtedness in Lithuania and its effect on the poor

The Lithuanian National Anti-Poverty Network in collaboration with Vilnius University has conducted a study on the problem of the forcible collection of debts by bailiffs from the perspective of indebted people and the specialists who work with them. The study is particularly relevant since it highlights the effect of enforced debt recoveries on the poor. As a matter of…