The European Commission is currently preparing the ‘non-paper’ (working document) which will be the first document for discussion on the Strategic Guidelines for the Structural Funds for 2007-2013.
Press release: New Eurostat report confirms EAPN’s views: there are 14 million ‘working poor’ in the enlarged Union!
A new Eurostat report confirms EAPN’s point of view that holding a job is not always sufficient to escape poverty.
EAPN welcomes the initiative of the Commission to restart concrete attempts to develop an economic migration policy.
In its analysis, EAPN judges the EU Constitutional Treaty in terms of whether it provides the legal and practical instruments, and shows the political intention, to eradicate poverty in the European Union and provide social rights and a voice to people experiencing poverty, social exclusion and discrimination.
Gender equality remains more hope than reality in many respects. Despite some big steps forward, stereotypes and prejudices are hard to shift!
EAPN report – Reinforcing the EU Inclusion Strategy: Report of the Social Inclusion Conference, Luxembourg
Reinforcing the EU Inclusion Strategy was the ambitious aim set out by EAPN in organising a conference on the occasion of the Luxembourg presidency of the EU.
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.