08/12/2014 – EAPN publishes its assessment of the 2015 Annual Growth Survey and and Draft Joint Employment Report “Fresh start or broken promises?” with a series of 6 key messages. EAPN’s assessment is sent today to the Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs ahead of their EPSCO meeting on 11 December, where they will discuss progress on the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Mid-Term Review.
EuroHealthNet | “European decision makers take forward DRIVERS recommendations to improve health equity”
03/02/2015 – EuroHealthNet held a conference co-hosted by Julie Ward MEP (S&D, UK) and Eider Gardiazabal Rubial (S&D, ES) as part of DRIVERS for Health Equity to present its policy recommendations for improving health equity and to build support for taking them forward. As noted by Julie Ward MEP, “concern about global health challenges should not obscure the fact that serious differences in health exist between social groups in Europe”. EAPN participates as a partner of the Drivers’ Project.
29/01/2015 – the last issue of the DRIVERS Project Newsletter is dedicated to the many case studies that were carried out across Europe as part of the project. The purpose in conducting these studies was to identify existing services, policies or practices that have the potential to reduce inequalities in health and improve social determinants, highlight aspects of adverse conditions in modern Europe and illustrate advocacy for health equity.
04/02/2015 – Sian Jones, from EAPN spoke today at the EP Carer’s interest group meeting: Carers and EU action in the field of social exclusion. The group was hosted by a cross-party group of MEPs including Marian Harkin, Jean Lambert, Sirpa Pietikainen and Heinz Becker and coordinated by Eurocarers, the European Association for carers.
DRIVERS for Health Equity presents its findings and principles for policy and practice that help reduce health inequalities
03/02/2015 – DRIVERS will present its findings and recommendations at the European Parliament today. The event titled ‘Tackling societal challenges: solutions from DRIVERS for Health Equity’ will provide an opportunity to learn about the research findings and overarching principles for policy and practice that help reduce health inequalities across the life course, and debate with Members of the European Parliament and policy makers on how to incorporate the recommendations from DRIVERS in existing, emerging and future policy initiatives. EAPN will participate as a partner of the Drivers’ Project.
02/02/2015 – Delivering Social Inclusion Through Structural Funds is EAPN’s latest handbook for NGOs on how to use Structurals Funds for social inclusion. Compiled by EAPN Members, it outlines EAPN’s guiding principles to assess a good practice of SF-funded projects on social inclusion and showcases examples of NGO-driven projects funded by Structural Funds under the previous funding round.
02/02/2015 – Delivering Social Inclusion Through Structural Funds is EAPN’s latest handbook for NGOs on how to use Structurals Funds for social inclusion. Compiled by EAPN Members, it outlines EAPN’s guiding principles to assess a good practice of SF-funded projects on social inclusion and showcases examples of NGO-driven projects funded by Structural Funds under the…
05-07/02 – EAPN EU Inclusion Strategies Group meets in Rome this week, involving experts from EAPN’s 31 national networks and European Organisations. The main focus of the meeting will be an assessment of the European Semester and Europe 2020, from the perspective of EAPN members trying to engage at national and EU level. The Working Group will be preceded by an important Seminar organized by CILAP/EAPN Italy Let’s not leave them behind – Early school leaving, poverty and social exclusion.
29/01/2015 – EAPN actively participated in the Annual Seminar launching the Commission’s 2015 Employment and Social Development report, where EAPN highlighted concerns about the lower focus on poverty and assumptions about trickle-down effect from Growth and Jobs as the main strategy.
02 February 2015 – Today, the EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester or (EU Semester Alliance) releases A Beating Heart for a Better Europe. This video highlights the main activities, benefits and learning of the EU Semester Alliance, particularly incorporating the views of the national level and external stakeholders.