The substantial grant will support their work in the run up to and during the 2010 European Year Against Poverty and Social Exclusion.
EAPN Letter to EAPN to EU Ministers of Employment: “The adequacy of Minimum Income Schemes is a key way to address the economic crisis”
For EAPN such investment as well as being necessary for people living in poverty is also good for the economy as the investment will immediately be put back into the economy in the form of spending on essential goods and services.
Economic recovery plan, partnership, development of bottom-up approaches and positive approach to “activation” were central themes in the debate.
Little progress on poverty says EAPN assessment of the National Strategic Reports on Social Inclusion (2008-10)
Despite some modest improvements in at risk of poverty levels, this is often matched by deterioration in the poverty levels for specific groups.
Building Security, Giving Hope: EAPN Assessment of the National Strategic Reports on Social Protection and Social Inclusion (2008-10)
This report builds on the EAPN history of engagement in the EU Inclusion strategy (OMC Social Protection and Social Inclusion) and assesses the National Strategic Reports on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2008-2010.
Press release – Commission’s Economic recovery package: Too much ‘business as usual’ and not enough focus on solidarity and social justice
Brussels, 27 November 2008 – For EAPN the current “Growth and Jobs” focus has clearly failed to reduce poverty and social exclusion, even in times of boom, so how are we supposed to trust that more of the same will help us in times of crisis?
From financial crisis to recovery: Where is the strategy to combat poverty? – EAPN Input on the Commission’s Economic Recovery Package
EAPN member networks will be closely monitoring the impact of the crisis on people experiencing poverty and people at risk of poverty and will be building alliances with other actors to produce further proposals in the coming months.
Social effects of the financial crisis and active inclusion at the heart of the EAPN Spain’s general assembly
The delegates stressed the opportunity, provided by the current situation, to redouble efforts in the fight against poverty and for the greatest guarantee of social rights.
EAPN is concerned about the limit of the priorities identified and the absence of a priority on solidarity and sustainability.
The Commission meeting focused on the findings of a recent study carried out on the social considerations of public procurement.