Press release: Build an inclusive Europe now! People living in poverty cannot wait any longer

The continuing scandal of widespread poverty in a rich society, such as the European Union where 68 million people live in poverty, is intolerable. The next round of National Action Plans for Inclusion must move Europe substantially towards the agreed EU goal ‘to make a decisive impact on the eradication of poverty by 2010’. As the participants to the Liverpool EAPN General Assembly repeated: we cannot wait any longer!

Final declaration of the 2005 EAPN General Assembly: Delivering the Social Inclusion Agenda – From Promise to Reality

On 24-26 November 2005, EAPN held its sixteenth General Assembly in Liverpool, England.  This General Assembly welcomed the Norwegian and Cypriot Networks into membership of EAPN. This year the key note theme was: “Delivering the Social Inclusion Agenda”. At the end of the General Assembly, the EAPN delegates adopted the following declaration.

Press release: Informal European Council of 27 October: Is Social Europe now getting lost?

EAPN has sent a letter to the EU Heads of State and Government and to Commission President Barroso, expressing its concerns that having announced an informal summit on the European Social Model, the focus on Social Europe is now getting lost. “If this is the case, this is likely to have the impact of further alienating people concerned about Social Europe from the European Project”, states Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN.