Can Europe 2020 be made fit for purpose to deliver on poverty?

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) holds seminar and roundtable on burning topic: How will the Europe 2020 midterm review reduce poverty and inequality?

Brussels, 03 October 2014 – EAPN organised today a seminar and roundtable on the key challenge facing the midterm review of the Europe 2020 Strategy: in a context of failure of EU2020’s social targets and growing disaffection towards the EU, i.e. how can the midterm review reverse the trend and effectively reduce poverty and inequality? EAPN’s position paper on the midterm review and its assessment of the 2014 National Reform Programmes (NRP) presented in the seminar contributed to enrich the debate.

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Giving a Voice to Citizens – New EAPN Handbook is out!

01/10/2014 – Today, EAPN releases its handbook Giving a Voice to Citizens, addressed to EU- and national-level policy makers to help them build stakeholder engagement dialogue; ie effective decision making, that take into account all the different parties or groups impacted by the policies concerned. The handbook provides common principles, concrete tools and tips and draws on concrete practice at EU national and local levels for authorities to apply and get more effective decision-making processes.

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EMIN: A common approach to minimum income schemes in the EU?

Mark the dates! 30 national conferences to discuss Minimum Income Schemes in the EU #eminetwork – the quality of minimum income schemes in European countries – This is the topic of 30 national conferences happening this year between June and mid-October in 30 European countries and culminating by an EU-level conference on 06 November 2014 in Brussels, to take stock of the outcomes of all the national discussions. 

WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH #2014PEP

Brussels, 24 September 2014 – “Words are not enough”, was the clear message from the 13th European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty organised by European Anti-Poverty Network in Brussels the 22-24 September. “The words on paper that the next round of Structural Funds will provide increased funding for social inclusion with 20% of the European…

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WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH #2014PEP

Brussels, 24 September 2014 – “Words are not enough”, was the clear message from the 13th European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty organised by European Anti-Poverty Network in Brussels the 22-24 September.

The words on paper that the next round of Structural Funds will provide increased funding for social inclusion with 20% of the European Social Fund earmarked for fighting poverty and social exclusion is not enough” said Sérgio Aires, President of EAPN. “People in poverty are tired of empty promises.

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NEW! Updated EXPLAINER on Poverty and Inequality in the EU

16/09/2014 – EAPN issues its new and long-awaited Explainer on Poverty and Inequality in the EU, an update of the Explainer of the same name issued in 2009 and one of EAPN’s most popular publications. This explainer sets out to provide a simple introduction to the poverty debate. It focuses primarily on current perspectives on the nature and extent of poverty, its causes and its links to inequality. It explains how poverty is understood and measured currently in the EU, and highlights some of the shortcomings of these approaches.