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”[1] 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[2] 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.

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.

European Network to reduce vulnerabilities in health publishes its first newsletter

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.

Social Platform | The EU does not want refugees and migrants in its backyard

19/10/2015 – Do you really know how your Heads of state want to deal with the flow of refugees and migrants coming to Europe? Once you know, will you agree with them? When our political leaders met last Thursday (16 October) they agreed “to stem the flows” of migrants, to strengthen the protection of EUs external borders, and ensure the returns of those who made it to Europe but were denied international protection.

Latest ENARgy webzine: Migration from an anti-racism perspective

19/10/2015 – The ENARgy webzine aims to stimulate debate on anti-racism and equal rights. It provides in-depth analysis, grassroots experience and best practices on specific themes on a quarterly basis and acts as a policy forum. ENARgy informs readers on issues pertaining to anti-discrimination and anti-racism, with a focus on EU and national developments as well as ENAR members’ activities.