Growndbreaking Finnish Strategy on Homelessnessegy Report

3/03/2015- The Finnish homlessness strategy. Last month of February, Finland released an international review of the Finnish strategy to tackle homelessness showscasing growndbreaking good practices. The review has been published by the Finnish Ministry of Environment. The Finnish homelessness strategy focuses on taking up the Housing First approach, providing people with housing and then accompagnied…

European Socioeconomic Governance in Action: Coordinating Social Policies in the third European Semester

23/02/2015- European Socioeconomic Governance in Action: Coordinating Social Policies in the third European Semester. OSE latest working paper, to which EAPN Europe has contributed, tackles recent governance changes and their possible effects by assessing the different coordination elements within socio-economic governance. It shows that economic and fiscal rules shall be more open to social goals.…

European Socioeconomic Governance in Action: Coordinating Social Policies in the third European Semester

23/02/2015- European Socioeconomic Governance in Action: Coordinating Social Policies in the third European Semester. OSE latest working paper, to which EAPN Europe has contributed, tackles recent governance changes and their possible effects by assessing the different coordination elements within socio-economic governance. It shows that economic and fiscal rules shall be more open to social goals.…

Socialising the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020

23/02/2015- Socialising the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020. This report, prepared for the Swedish Institute of European Studies, argues about a progressive socialisation of the European Semester since 2011. Both, Jonathan Zeitlin and Bart Vanhercke, consider this socialisation a result of European Commission’s reposnse to social disconent after austerity…

Socialising the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020

23/02/2015- Socialising the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020. This report, prepared for the Swedish Institute of European Studies, argues about a progressive socialisation of the European Semester since 2011. Both, Jonathan Zeitlin and Bart Vanhercke, consider this socialisation a result of European Commission’s reposnse to social disconent after austerity…

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EAPN’s Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2015

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.

DRIVERS’ Project last newsletter: series of reports available

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.