EAPN recently released a new report on “Social economy as a tool for inclusion” based on a seminar the Employment and Structural Funds Task Forces of EAPN held on 3 November 2006 in Malta.
Read the letter EAPN sent to EU Prime Ministers and Heads of State ahead of the 2007 European Spring Council..
Press release: Cause for serious concern for the poorest in Europe: EAPN responds to the conclusions of the EPSCO Council
While welcoming the renewed commitment by EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs to make a decisive impact on social exclusion and poverty, EAPN is seriously concerned about the introduction of the confusing concept of “minimum resources” instead of the well understood concept of “minimum income” in the conclusions of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council which took place on 22 February 2007.
In a letter sent to EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) calls on the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council due to take place on 22 February, to give a real meaning to the 2006 Spring Council conclusions that “the Lisbon Strategy is at the service of social cohesion”.
In this paper EAPN provides a brief assessment of how far the new Annual Progress Report and the Draft Joint Employment Report have acted on its concerns. By doing a joint reading of these two reports EAPN wants also to check the consistency between the Employment focused orientations and the general Lisbon political framework they are embedded in.
This document is the report of the roundtable discussion “Structural Funds a contribution to Social Inclusion – focusing on establishing the best systems for NGOs to contribute and participate” which took place in Malta, on 2nd November 2006.
Making Lisbon deliver for people experiencing poverty: EAPN response to 2006 Implementation Reports on the National Reform Programs
This reports sets out the findings and key messages that have been drawn from an analysis made by the EAPN national and European member’s of the 2006 Implementation reports on the National Reform Programs.
On the eve of the EU’s Employment Committee meeting due to prepare input to the EU Spring Council, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) urges Member States to put poverty and social exclusion back at the heart of the Lisbon Strategy.
Press release: EAPN deeply concerned at the disappearance of a clear focus on the eradication of poverty in the EU
On 14 December 2006, at a meeting between social NGOs, Commission officials and the EU Social Protection Committee, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) expressed its deep concern at the disappearance of a clear focus on the eradication of poverty as an objective of the revised Lisbon Strategy.
The 2006-8 National strategy reports on social protection and social inclusion: What do they deliver for people in poverty?
This report presents EAPN’s impressions of the impact of the streamlined process on the fight against poverty. The central focus of this report is on the NAPs/incl integrated in the National Reports.