Actions speak louder than words, what values will Von Der Leyen really uphold? | Joint op-ed

Co-signed by 20+ European Organizations, this op-ed calls on Commission President-elect von der Leyen to create a fairer, greener, inclusive and prosperous Europe with human rights, equality, and social and environmental justice as the key priorities. President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a number of unsuitable mandates and controversial candidates to lead the European…

The role of power, politics and participation in eradicating poverty in Europe | EAPN Seminar

On 16 September 2019, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) with the Finnish Anti-Poverty Network EAPN-Fin, the EU2019FI, BIBU– Tackling Biases and Bubbles in Participation -research project and SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health held a seminar on the role of power, politics and participation in eradicating poverty in Europe in the framework of the…

AGS 2020: Move from Aspiration to Inspiration on Social Rights and Poverty Reduction | Letter to President Juncker and Von Der Leyen

EAPN has written to the President of the European Commission to ensure the AGS 2020 continues its progress towards a more balanced social/economic/environmental strategy delivering on poverty, social rights + participation. We underline 10 key messages for the 2020 Annual Growth Survey, building on our exchanges with our members on their findings this year and…

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Is the 2019 European Semester More Social? | EAPN Assessment of the European Semester 2019

EAPN presents its report on the European Semester – Is the European 2019 European Semester More Social? – an assessment on how far the European Semester in 2019 has supported progress in terms of delivery on social rights and the Europe 2020 poverty reduction target, as well as promoting participation of civil society and people facing…

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A Step Forward for Social Rights? | EAPN Assessment of 2019 Country-Specific Recommendations & Country Analysis

EAPN presents its members’ main messages – A Step Forward for Social Rights? – and annex containing a country-by-country detailed assessment of the Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), in terms of their contribution to the fight against poverty, exclusion and inequality. Last month, the European Commission adopted the 2019 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) and published a Communication. Whilst…

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…

Newly elected MEPs to make Europe Poverty Free

EAPN and our European member organisations sent a letter to the newly elected MEPs that signed our pledge. In this letter, we are asking them to transform their commitment into actions, to ensure that the eradication of poverty in Europe is high up on the political agenda! We made three specific requests for our allies…

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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…

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Roundtable discussion with Permanent Representations and the European Commission on the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Semester

On 14 May 2019, EAPN organised a roundtable to facilitate an exchange between some of its national members and the corresponding social attachés in the Permanent Representations in Brussels, as well as the European Commission. The event was kindly hosted by the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, country which currently holds the…