8th Meeting of People experiencing poverty

150 Europeans facing poverty gathered in Brussels on 15-16 May to meet and exchange directly with EU decision makers, representatives from national governments and NGOs, about poverty and social exclusion. This meeting’s topics were housing, basic services and financial inclusion. This 8th annual Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty was organised by the Czech EU Presidency,…

EAPN News

EAPN responds to the EC consultation on Access to a Basic Bank Account On 6th April, EAPN responded to the European Commission’s consultation on financial inclusion and access to a basic bank account. Stressing that time has come to “restore citizens’ confidence in the EU’s financial agenda….by putting the internal market at the service of…

EAPN releases new publication on Structural Funds

{jathumbnail}EAPN has just released its new Structural Funds Manual, designed for social inclusion NGOs determined to ensure that EU structural funds are effective instruments for making Europe a more inclusive society. Building on case studies and practical tips, it focuses on how NGOs can be a critical voice in the development of structural funds and…

EAPN Ireland – Press Release: “Closure of Forum on Europe Short-sighted and Disappointing”

Responding to the disappointing closure of the National Forum on Europe, Anna Visser, Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland, expressed concern that this closure is the latest in a long line of decisions that undermine and stifle the quality of Irish democratic debate. 2009 is a critical year for Ireland’s engagement with Europe.