The Journalist Award is a key activity of the “For Diversity. Against Discrimination” information campaign run by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
Ahead of the European Council on 18-19 June, EAPN sent a letter to the Heads of States and Governments, urging them to make visible the fight for an “EU we can Trust”, both in the short-term responses to the crisis and longer term vision of the post 2010 EU strategy. For EAPN, it is time…
EAPN Luxemburg initiated what is now a permanent photograph exhibition at the Luxemburg City History Museum (Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg) on Poverty in Luxemburg. This exhibition aims at raising awareness on the existence and living conditions of homeless people in Luxemburg and on the contrast with rich people living conditions and environment.
On 22 June, EAPN issued two responses, one to the EC Communication “A Shared Commitment for Employment” and the other on the EC Communication on “New Skills for New Jobs”. On the first one, EAPN appreciates the recognition of the Active Inclusion Recommendation, but is disappointed that it has not been translated into concrete proposals…
As you already know, EAPN is running its Campaign for Adequate Minimum Income schemes throughout the EU. It calls on all people who believe in providing everyone with the opportunity to live a dignified life to join the campaign by signing the appeal on www.adequateincome.eu. Read more.
Speaking after the launch of EAPN’s minimum income campaign, Director of EAPN Ireland, Anna Visser described the initiative as “a litmus test of Europe’s commitment to the 79 million people who are at risk of poverty across the continent”.
The Italian Network is organizing a meeting on “Citizenship and Participation” in Rome, on June 19th, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs and the Regional Council for Voluntary Services.
EAPN Poland organized a debate with candidates to the European Parliament on 27th of May, concerning EAPN’s 10 demands. Four EP candidates took part to the debate, which mainly focused on Access to social services.
EAPN Poland has just published “The Guidebook to European Social Policy”, available in Polish. The Guidebook explains main terms concern European social policy and glossary of EU jargon. For more information, contact Kamila Plowiec.
On 27 May, Valladolid hosted the 2nd in a series of 15 seminars, in the framework of the “For Social Inclusion, IntegrACTÚA” initiative, which aims at strengthening social inclusion policies in Spain. The event showed that than 22% of Castilla y Leon population is facing poverty. Read more (in Spanish).