2019PEP | The Time is Now to make Europe poverty free!

The 2019 PeP Meeting took place on 18 and 19 November, at the beginning of a new term of the European Commission and European Parliament. During this meeting, we took the opportunity to raise awareness about the history of PeP meetings, organised since 2000, and to present the political priorities that people experiencing poverty (PeP)…

UN Rapporteur’s confirmation – High poverty rates in Spain a result of political inaction | EAPN SPAIN

We believe at EAPN that fighting poverty is a political choice and that high poverty rates are the clear manifestation of political inaction. Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, draws the same conclusion upon finishing his fact-finding visit in Spain. Indeed, he noted in his preliminary conclusions that “poverty is…

Strategic Thinking Review | EAPN

As we were approaching the 30th year of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), it was time to reflect. To do so, we undertook a Strategic Thinking Process that begun in 2018 and led to the adoption of our ‘Strategic Review’ in 2019. It was the opportunity to collectively imagine the future we want to see…

EAPN reaction to European Commission’s Communication: A strong Social Europe for Just Transitions | EAPN

The European Anti-Poverty Network has read with interest the Commission’s Communication:  A strong social Europe for just transitions and the related package of documents. Our network and our members will respond more fully in due course – at this stage we share our initial reactions. European Pillar of Social Rights EAPN has been calling for years…

European Social Fund Award | EAPN Spain

#EmpleandoDigital (#EmployingDigital) project, carried out by the Fundacion Secretariado Gitano and the Spanish Red Cross (two of EAPN Spain’s national NGOs) and cofunded by the Fundación Accenture and the Spanish European Social Fund (Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security- ESF Managing Authority) has won the ‘European Social Fund’ award under the ‘European Funding…

Energy Poverty: Second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee

On Monday 17 June, EAPN organised the second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC) at the European Economic and Social Committee. This meeting, organised as part of EAPN’s policy orientation work within the ASSIST2GETHER project, gathered different European experts to discuss and exchange about how to tackle energy poverty in Europe. The main objectives of the…

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EAPN takes part in Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019

EAPN, represented by delegates from 13 European countries, attended the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019 (#ACIG2019) on 20 May, which this year focused on the future of Social Europe. As the Europe 2020 Strategy is coming to an end, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the 2030 Agenda and the new multiannual financial framework provide the structure for our work…