EAPN Austria starts 2010 activities with conference on distribution and a good life for all

{jathumbnail}More then 400 participants – from social NGOs, self‐organisations of people experiencing poverty, public authorities, and from the research community – attended the 8th Austrian Poverty Conference on 23rd/24th February in Salzburg. The conference focused on issues of distribution, capabilities and quality of life and included Richard Wilkinson (author of ‘The spirit level’) as keynote speaker…

Opening of the 2010 Year in France!

László Andor, the new EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion attended the opening conference of the 2010 European Year in Paris. It was the first public engagement of the EU Commissioner. 60 projects that will receive funding from the National Implementing Body in France were presented. In his intervention, Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, called for support for an EU target in the fight against poverty and social exclusion…

New publication “Ways out of Poverty”

Michaela Moser, Vice‐President of the European Anti‐Poverty Network and Martin Schenk, Policy Specialist at Diakonia Austria, co‐authored a book called Es Reicht! Für Alle! (“Ways Out of Poverty”), available in German. This publication focuses on the political and societal needs to empower people to get out of poverty. Read more on the website of hanser-literaturverlage.de.

EAPN speaks in Spanish NGO Conference supported by Spanish Presidency on access to employment for social disadvantaged groups

The conference took place on the 22 and 23 February in Madrid, organized by 5 Social NGOs who have been instrumental in coordinating Structural Funds programmes on action against discrimination against specific target groups (Caritas Spain, the Spanish Red Cross, the Luis Vives Foundation, the ONCE Foundation and the Secretariado Gitano)…

Press Release: EAPN welcomes historic target to reduce poverty and inequality – but how will it be delivered?

Brussels, 4 March 2010 – EAPN cautiously welcomes the Commission’s proposals for the first explicit target to reduce poverty and inequality in the EU, as an interim target to eradicating poverty and social exclusion in the EU but is surprised that no recognition is made of the failure the “current growth and jobs” to deliver on poverty, exclusion and inequality and the lack of concrete proposals on how a poverty and inequality target will be delivered at EU and national level.

EAPN Belgium (Walloon network) conference on women’s poverty

The Collectif des femmes (Women’s association) from Louvain-La-Neuve and the Réseau Wallon de Lutte contre la Pauvreté (Walloon  Anti-Poverty Network) organised a conference on « La pauvreté au féminin – Elles, leurs droits, leurs revendications, leurs stratégies,… » « Women’s poverty – They, their rights, their  demands, their strategies, … » on 2 March 2010, in Louvain-La-Neuve.…