Over the past few months, several European Council as well as Justice and Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Council meetings have been convened to discuss and develop immediate responses and policies to address the recent increase in migrants and refugees arriving to Europe.
Living Wage Week 2015 will be begin this coming Monday 02/11 with the announcement of the new Living Wage rate. The week is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage and of those employers paying the Living Wage. It is coordinated by the Living Wage Foundation across the UK and by the Poverty Alliance in Scotland.
27/10/2015 – Following the work of the Task Force on Public Procurement, the Social Platform releases its guide on the Public Procurement Directive. For more information please contact Valentina Caimi, Policy Officer at the Social Platform.
EuroHealthNet welcomes the report on child poverty adopted by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the EP
13/10/2015 – The own-initative report on “Reducing inequalities with a special focus on child poverty” was adopted today by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. The report – by rapporteur Inês Cristina Zuber MEP – makes several recommendations that could make a real contribution to reducing child poverty and improving health equity. These recommendations are also in line with the evidence from DRIVERS research, a FP7 project coordinated by EuroHealthNet and with EAPN as one of the main partners.
Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland) | 6th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty celebrates close of Challenge Poverty Week 2015
22/10/2015 – The Poverty Alliance will celebrate the close of Challenge Poverty Week 2015 by hosting the 6th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty at the Royal Concert Halls in Glasgow on Friday. The Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty has been organised by the Poverty Alliance since 2010. Over this time the Assemblies have brought together hundreds of people with direct experience of poverty, activists, representatives of community and voluntary organsiations, trade unions, faith groups, researchers, policy makers and politicians. The events have become a become a key forum for discussion around the problems of poverty in Scotland and how they could be more effectively addressed.
12/10/2015 – EU trade deals with Canada and the US could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water and health, as negotiators are doing the work of some of the EU’s most powerful corporate lobby groups in pushing an aggressive market opening agenda in the public sector.
19/10/2015, Euractiv – EU and US negotiators resume talks on Monday (19 October) to advance on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, with mistrust and public opposition standing in their way.
Employment and social situation in the EU: labour market shows positive signs of improvement for older workers and youth
09/10/2015 – Labour markets and social indicators in the EU continue to gradually improve, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity, according to the latest edition of the Quarterly Employment and Social Situation Review.
CEPS | Can the new refugee relocation system work? Perils in the Dublin logic and flawed reception conditions in the EU
01/10/2015 – This Policy Brief by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) argues that the newly adopted EU temporary relocation (quota) system constitutes a welcome yet timid step forward in addressing a number of central controversies of the current refugee debate in Europe. Two main challenges affect the effective operability of the new EU relocation model.
06/10/2015 – Doctors of the World – Médecins du monde International Network now hosts a new network with members from 19 European States up to now. The Network seeks to decrease health inequalities and to obtain more resilient health systems across Europe, better equipped to deal with the vulnerabilities that contribute to health inequalities. It aims at implementing and improving quantitative and qualitative data collection among the partners to improve quality of service delivery and build an evidence-based advocacy for people facing.