EAPN welcomes the sense of urgency and the call for an adequate social response to the economic crisis but regrets the absence of a key message about how to make progress on poverty and social exclusion and to deliver on the overarching objectives of the OMC.
EAPN Ireland calls on the Irish government not to attempt to achieve public savings at the expense of the weakest sections of society
When less is not enough – safeguard social welfare, maintain minimum wage! As the world marks UN World Day for Social Justice 20TH February, EAPN Ireland calls on the Irish government not to attempt to achieve public savings at the expense of the weakest sections of society.
EAPN Italy supports the petition against new legislation denying the right to health for illegal immigrants
Health does not have a passport! Doctors will be able to report illegal immigrants to the Italian government, under legislation recently approved by the Senate or upper house of parliament.
The European Commission organised in Brussels on 24 February a major conference on Social Fairness in Sustainable Development for a Green and Social Europe. The conference gathered policy makers, researchers, representatives of international organisations, social partners and civil society organisations to explore whether and how sustainable development and social cohesion can be achieved simultaneously.
On 18 February, EAPN jointly organized a workshop on how to strengthen the Social OMC, with FEANTSA, Eurochild and Age, under the auspices of the Social Platform. The aim of the workshop was to raise-awareness amongst social platform members of the strengths and weaknesses of the Social OMC, and to develop a common position and…
After two-and-a-half years as EAPN’s Information Officer, Audrey Gueudet has left to take a position in DG Development. In her time at EAPN, Audrey contributed to increasing EAPN’s visibility through the revised website and stronger contacts with the media. We wish Audrey good luck in her new role and at the same time we welcome…
EAPN sent its letter to the Prime Ministers, in advance of the Spring Council Meeting on the 19/20 March, urging them to take effective short-term measures to limit the immediate impact on people in poverty whilst making social investments for the future. According to EAPN, Social cohesion should also be the main focus of the…
Her Majesty Queen Sofia awards EAPN-Spain the Golden Cross of the Civil Order of Social Solidarity 2008 for the quality of its work in fighting poverty and exclusion and in promoting participation of people at social risk.
EAPN Ireland has been invited to participate in the Advisory Group to the National Implementation Body (NIB) for the Year in Ireland.
Will the Economic Crisis force a stronger pillar in Lisbon? EAPN publishes social inclusion scoreboard
The report demonstrates how the Lisbon strategy has continued to sideline social inclusion – leading in some cases to more poverty not less and continues to undermine the EU’s investment in vital social protection systems.