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…
On the occasion of the EAPN Executive meeting in Edinburgh, the Scottish Poverty Alliance is organising two half-day seminars exploring the links between Europe and the fight against poverty. Both seminars are open to all and free, but places are limited so register now!
EAPN Spain has launched its new website, with a direct access to the follow-up of all EAPN Spain’s activities through social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, as well as the EAPN Spain TV channel on Youtube.
On the first day of term for Ireland’s newly elected MEPs (Tuesday 14th July), Dóchas and the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland have come together to urgently call for an Irish forum that will allow MEPs to engage with voters, groups and individuals, so that they can account for how they are living up to their…
Barroso’s speech fails to convince- where’s the ambitious commitment to a social and sustainable EU ?
On the 15th July, President Barroso made his maiden speech to the first plenary of the European Parliament. He highlighted the need for urgent action on tackling the “worst financial and economic crisis in living memory, which continues to have devastating effects within our communities and families” and climate change.