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.
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…
EAPN Poland is now on the web. It recently launched its brand new website: http://www.eapn.org.pl/. Pay it a visit!
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.