Contrary to Government statements in recent months, Ireland’s social welfare system is not overly generous when compared to other EU 15 member states, according to research compiled by the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland.
Marche Mondiale des Femmes / Wereldvrouwenmars held a meeting on 3 October to organise the 2010 World March for Women. Ask for the information and join! Contact: email@example.com.
Since 2003, the Open Days are the annual landmark event for Europe’s regions and cities.
A European Conference is organized by EPEE Consortium (Etude de la précarité Energétique en Europe – European Fuel Poverty and Efficiency), in Paris on 8 October.
On 14 September, Sian Jones, Policy Coordinator for EAPN, spoke to the Social Protection Committee in its meeting in Stockholm, as part of the Social Platform Delegation.
EAPN has published on its Minimum Income Campaign website a comparative table of minimum income schemes throughout the EU (plus Norway and Iceland). 3 Member States currently do not have Minimum Income schemes in place (Greece, Italy, Hungary). The same is also true for Norway. Even where schemes exist, there are serious flaws with the…
On 31 August, EAPN cosigned with the European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN), one of its member organizations, along with other organizations, the response drafted by RFA (Réseau de Financement Alternatif, Belgian member of ECDN) to the “Consultation on Responsible Lending and Borrowing in the EU ”.
EAPN, FEANTSA and CECODHAS support EC amendment proposal of ERDF Regulation for marginalised communities
On 8 September, EAPN, FEANTSA and CECODHAS sent a common letter to the Swedish Presidency and to the Rapporteur MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij to support the European Commission’s proposal to amend the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Regulation regarding the eligibility of housing interventions for marginalised communities, in order to improve their housing conditions.
EAPN Ireland: National Strategy to Create and Protect Jobs Urgently Needed says Employment Working Group
There is an urgent need for the Government to identify and support sectors that have the potential for job creation and growth, according to a specialist Employment Working Group, coordinated by the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland (EAPN).
Responding to Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin’s announcement that there will definitely be cuts to social welfare and child benefit, Anna Visser, Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland, has called for a rigorous and transparent application of the Department’s own Poverty Impact Assessment procedure, so that the true impact of cuts…