The poverty Alliance and Joseph Rowntree Foundation are organizing a joint seminar “Hearts and minds: building public support to tackle poverty and income inequality in the UK”, on 9 July 2009.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland) has just released its Scottish Anti-Poverty Review, which focuses on fighting poverty during the recession and carries articles on the living wage, volunteering and a citizen’s basic income. Download the Review.
On 16 June, EAPN organized a contact-making seminar with representatives of NGOs engaged in anti-poverty work in Estonia.
On the occasion of 2010 European Year on the Fight against Poverty, over 40 European networks facilitated by EAPN have come together in the 2010 NGO Coalition, to ensure mobilization and cooperation across all relevant social NGOs in Europe. The members of the Steering Group of the Coalition wrote to the Ministers of Employment and…
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…
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.