EAPN welcomes the fact that the Lisbon Strategy remains focused on the three dimensions, economic, social and environmental, and that social cohesion remains part of the overall objective of this strategy… but expects concrete actions in the coming months.
EAPN response to the draft Joint Employment Report 2004-2005: Questions regarding the future of the European Employment Strategy
According to EAPN, the Draft Joint Employment Report 2004-2005 fails in some points to assess the effect of employment national policies on the interest of people experiencing poverty.
Press release: Spring European Council, 22-23 March 2005: Lisbon Strategy – Don’t set Social Cohesion aside!
EAPN urges EU Prime Ministers and Heads of State to confirm that Social Cohesion remains a priority objective of the Lisbon Strategy. To support this call, EAPN National Networks are organising activities and events on and around the 21st of March, proclaimed as a European Day of Action by EAPN.
Press release: 21 March: A Day of Action to defend the 68 million people who live in poverty in the EU
The European Commission has recommended that Social Cohesion be dropped as a priority objective for the EU. To convince the European Council of 22-23 March that this proposal is not the new start that the European Union needs, EAPN has proposed a “Day of Action – ‘Make or Break’ Social Europe" on 21 March.
Press release: EAPN response to the ‘renewed Lisbon Strategy’: The dropping of Social Cohesion is incomprehensible!
The Commission’s Communication to the European Spring Council has caused shock and dismay amongst social NGOs, including EAPN.
The Commission’s Communication to the European Spring Council has caused shock and dismay amongst social NGOs including EAPN.
What is the EU that EAPN wants? It is a Europe that will link social and economic development, promote participatory democracy and fight against discrimination.
Press release; Mid-term review of the Lisbon Strategy: “The balanced strategic goal set in Lisbon must be maintained”
“If the Council ignores the realities faced by the 68 million people living in poverty in the EU, the objective to combat social exclusion stated in Article 3 of the new EU Constitution is anything more than nice words”, writes Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, in an open letter sent today to the Heads of State and Government.
On the occasion of a preparatory meeting for the World Summit for Social Development Review, organised in Brussels on 13-14 January 2005, EAPN has sent a series of messages about reality and progress in the European Union in the field of social development.
In this report, EAPN puts forward its position on the draft regulations issued for the Structural Funds proposed for 2007 to 2013. Key issues affecting social inclusion are identified and highlighted.