The report of the High Level Group chaired by Wim Kok in many ways contradicts the ‘Lisbon Agenda’ that was agreed by Heads of State and Governments in 2000 and ignores the commitment that was made in relation to the eradication of poverty and the combat of social exclusion.
EAPN Position paper on the Proposal for a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS
EAPN welcomes the proposal as a step towards guaranteeing a future to the learning gained to date through the OMC.
This document (35 pages) gathers the EAPN position papers presented on the occasion of the Third European Round Table on Poverty and Social Exclusion, Rotterdam, 18-19 October 2004.
EAPN Position paper – The Social Inclusion Strategy in an enlarged Union: What kind of Europe do we want?
This EAPN statement is based on the responses by NGOs to the first Round of National Action Plans on Social Inclusion in the new Member States and to the Joint Inclusion Memoranda in the candidate countries.
This position paper was presented on the occasion of the Third European Round Table on Poverty and Social Exclusion which took place in Rotterdam on 18-19 October 2004.
The document is the report of the reflection seminar EAPN held in Porto on 29 and 30 April 2004 on the current trends in the European Employment Strategy.
EAPN Position paper – National Networks’ stock-take on the implementation of the NAPs Inclusion 2003-2005 (in the 15 ‘old’ Member States of the EU)
The report identifies the major achievements of the National Action Plans on Inclusion to June 2004. It must be remembered that the NAPs Inclusion process is not quite four years old.
Press release: European Round Table on poverty and social exclusion, Rotterdam, 17-19 October 2004: “It’s time to build confidence in the EU Inclusion Strategy”
The European Round Table “Social inclusion in an enlarged EU: new challenges, new opportunities” takes place in Rotterdam on 17-19 October. On that occasion, EAPN publishes a series of position papers to promote an Inclusion Strategy which should be far more than a paper exercise…
EAPN Position paper – Streamlining: Strengthening a Social Europe while maintaining a visible Inclusion Strategy
In this position paper, EAPN is arguing is that the commitment made by Heads of State and Government in Lisbon in 2000 to bring forward a strategy to make a decisive impact on the eradication of poverty is as relevant, if not even more relevant, today.
It is clear that we will not reach or even move towards the objective to ‘make a decisive impact on the eradication of poverty and social exclusion by 2010 with ‘more of the same’. To achieve this, we need a serious boost to the strategy.