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.
The meeting was organised on 25 September in Mulhouse by the Council of Europe, which since 2005 has defined and implemented a new approach to social cohesion and sustainable development called “territories of co-responsibility”.
President Sarkozy presented its “Plan Jeunes” (Plan for Young People) on 29 September.
More than 10.000 people, 1% of the population, live on campsites all year long in Belgium.
On the occasion of the recent meeting of the EAPN Executive Committee in Edinburgh, the Scottish Anti Poverty Alliance held a seminar on the role of small nations and regions in the EU.