EAPN welcomes some positive aspects of the Report, such as the will to go beyond foreseen NRP measures to address the current crisis, the underlining of secure job transitions, the need for adequate safety nets and minimum income, the emphasis placed in the stabilizing role of social protection, the special attention paid to vulnerable groups…
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EAPN Ireland: “The fight for equality and social inclusion is undermined by the loss of The Equality Authority Chief Executive”
EAPN Ireland said on 12 December that it is deeply saddened that Mr Niall Crowley has been forced into the position of resigning as Chief Executive of The Equality Authority.
The EAPN secretariat and members looks forward to collaborating in 2009 with all those concerned for a social Europe and to ensure a good preparation for 2010 and to ensure progress is made towards achieving the eradication of poverty and social exclusion.
EAPN will now produce a short report in January highlighting the specific EAPN members’ experience and opinions, and will focus its messages on its initial proposals for change to input into the post 2010 discussion which will be a central debate in 2009.
“The adequacy of Minimum Income Schemes is a key way to address the economic crisis” says EAPN to EU Ministers of Employment
Such investment as well as being necessary for people living in poverty is also good for the economy as the investment will immediately be put back into the economy in the form of spending on essential goods and services.
Launch of EAPN Ireland’s video on the experience of the Irish delegation at the 7th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty
On 25 November EAPN Ireland launched its DVD of the Irish delegation to the 7th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty in Brussels in May 2008.
On 23 October, EAPN presented the assessment of national EAPN networks on the 2008-10 National Action Plans on Social inclusion 2008-10 at a seminar organized by Eurocities, the network of major European cities.
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“Behind poverty figures lies the reality of people living with a constant affront to their dignity” said EAPN Director at Round table on poverty
“It would be an unbearable truth if we can not from the conclusions of this Round Table and all the other actions connected to the EU Inclusion strategy, develop proposals and actions that are capable of reversing the trend towards growing levels of poverty and inequality in our societies”, declared Fintan Farrell, the EAPN Director,…