Press release: EAPN calls on EU Leaders to set an ambitious target for poverty reduction in ‘Europe 2020 strategy‘

Brussels, 24 February 2010 – Today, EAPN has sent a letter to President Barroso, following the informal Council held on 11 February and the recent comments made by the Commission that appear to give rise for hope that the fight against poverty and social exclusion could find a prominent place within the Europe 2020 strategy.

EAPN participates in the 2010 European year launch event of the Social Inclusion Regional Group of the North East England Office

On 23 February, the Social Inclusion Regional Group will have its launch event of the 2010 established in response to the European Union’s initiative to name 2010 the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Pauline Geoghegan, coordinator of the 2010 Coalition of Social NGOs for the European Year, will present the Coalition and its demands for concrete outcomes of 2010…

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EAPN Italy: participation of people experiencing poverty

Within the European project “Europa s.p.a.” a new meeting on participation and people experiencing poverty was held in Bologna, on 28 January. The event gathered people in poverty, community organizers, social operators and local authorities to discuss how the expertise of people experiencing poverty may sustain the OMC/inclusion and the fight against poverty and social…

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EAPN Ireland: Closure of Community Development Projects Will Seriously and Permanently Undermine Local Efforts to Tackle Poverty

Responding on the decision to abolish nearly 30 Community Development projects across the country, Anna Visser Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland said that the move “will seriously and permanently undermine local efforts to tackle poverty and raises serious questions about the Government’s commitment to facilitating active participation in European Affairs at local and…