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…

Working for a Green and Social Deal that ends poverty! | EAPN Response to the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020

On 17 December, the new European Commission adopted the ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2020 and Joint Employment Report (JER).  EAPN presents its full analysis of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy. 2019, EAPN wrote to President Juncker and President Von der Leyen presenting our key recommendations, drawn from our assessment of…

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…

Delivering Agenda 2030 – For People and Planet | EAPN Proposals for a post Europe 2020 Strategy

EAPN presents its position paper on Delivering Agenda 2030 for people and the planet – EAPN Proposals for a Post Europe 2020 strategy the European Semester  – a set of priorities for the European Commission and EU institutions to create a strategy promoting effective rights-based social and sustainable development. The elections of the new European…