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.
While nowhere near dead in the water, the European Social Inclusion Strategy is severely lacking political leadership. It can be kick-started again, but there is no time to lose!
Press release: The European Union we want: a social model built on high levels of social protection, quality jobs and solidarity
In the final declaration of its 2004 General Assembly, EAPN states: "Diversity in social models in the enlarged EU might be used as an excuse to seek a less social Europe and to view enlargement primarily as an economic and internal market project."
This document is the report of the EAPN Conference which was held in Groningen (Netherlands) on 17-21 November 2004.
Final declaration of the 2004 EAPN General Assembly: The EU we want – Strengthening the EU Social Model
On 18-20 November 2004, EAPN held its fifteenth General Assembly in Groningen, Netherlands. This year the key note theme was: “The EU we want – tackling poverty and social exclusion in an enlarged EU”.
This paper was prepared for the Dutch Presidency Conference “A Social Europe – Let’s Deliver”, Rotterdam 8-9 November 2004.