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EAPN Annual Policy Conference | Beyond Europe 2020 to Agenda 2030 ~ Working together for a post 2020 strategy that really benefits people and planet

EAPN’s annual conference was on 13 June, under the title Beyond Europe 2020 to Agenda 2030 – Working together for a post 2020 strategy that really benefits people and planet. We debated how to get a transformative social and sustainable post 2020 EU strategy which can deliver real results for poverty and social rights –…

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No Time for Complacency | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports and Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2019

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2019 Country Reports for EU Member States: No Time for Complacency. Members monitored progress on the Europe 2020 poverty target and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights as well as follow up on 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations. At the end, members make their proposals for Country-Specific…

2018PEP “Poverty & Access to Education: Let’s make education a way out of poverty!”

The theme for the 17th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty (PEP Meeting) was Poverty and Access to Education. The event was organised in Brussels, on 7-8 November, by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) with support from the European Commission, the Austrian Presidency of the European Council, and the EAPN Fund. Among the 120 participants…

Right to Energy Coalition Report shows that the majority of EU countries are unable to keep citizens warm this winter

A majority of EU countries have significant levels of energy poverty and are unable to keep all their citizens warm this winter, groundbreaking new research by Open Exp released by the European Right to Energy coalition reveals. The first-of-its-kind EU-wide ranking shows energy poverty is especially prevalent in southern and eastern EU Member States. Bulgaria far…

Make EU Poverty Free: Our European Parliament Elections Campaign

The European elections that took place on 23-26 May 2019 gave all EU adult citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament and this way shaped Europe’s future! We called upon all political parties and all candidates for the European Parliament Elections to commit to securing a Social and Sustainable…

Getting results on poverty and the Social Pillar | EAPN Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2019

On 21 November, the European Commission adopted its ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) 2019 and the Draft Joint Employment Report (JER). On the occasion, EAPN published an immediate Response Statement: Increase in social rights and participation but more needed to balance economic and social goals. EAPN now presents its full analysis of the…

Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU | The summary report is out !

The European Parliament’s Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty organised a meeting jointly with EAPN on 29 January 2019 in Brussels to present and exchange on EAPN’s 2018 Poverty Watch reports. The event “Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU” discussed the state of play on poverty in  the EU in 2018 and…

Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU | 29 January 2019 in Brussels

The European Parliament’s Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty and EAPN organise an exchange on the European Anti-Poverty Network’s 2018 Poverty Watch Reports. The event “Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU” will be held on Tuesday 29 January 2019, from 13h00 to 15h00 at the European Parliament in Brussels, room ASP 5E3. “The problem is not…

Support the current and future generation of anti-poverty activists! | EAPN Fundraising Campaign

EAPN has been getting political in 2018, and daring! Despite high level political commitments (SDGs, EPSR, EU2020) on tackling poverty, inequality and social exclusion, we still see 113 million EU citizens living at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Despite numerous EU Treaties recognising combating poverty and social exclusion as a specific goal for the…