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.
EAPN Position paper – Response to the Joint Report on Social Inclusion adopted by the European Council, March 2004
This paper summarises the analyses by EAPN national networks of the Report and makes some proposals on how to the make the process more effective in the context of the mid-term review of the social inclusion strategy and the discussions on ‘streamlining’ social inclusion and social protection processes.
The legislative framework for the reform of cohesion policy for 2007-2013, aimed at reducing the “wealth gap” in an enlarged EU, presents few surprises and raises both concerns and hopes for NGOs.
EAPN gives its take on emerging employment policies that make not just the unemployed, but workers too, more vulnerable.
EAPN, urges that the following key messages emerge clearly from the review of the Lisbon agenda: the need to achieve a balance between Social, Employment and Economic Policies; the need to maintain a visible and effective EU Inclusion strategy as part of the EU Social Policy Agenda.
Press release: EAPN reminds the Kok high level group that the Lisbon strategy must hold out prospects for all
With the European Parliament and Commission busy reshaping themselves, the outcome of the Kok High Level Group to Review the Lisbon strategy will take on even greater impor