EAPN Ireland: new steps forward in 2014

EAPN Ireland starts its first 2014 newsletter by commenting Ireland’s regaining of fiscal independence: “This turning point should focus our mind on what type of society we want to re-build and what political and economic decisions are needed to achieve an end to poverty and a more equal and inclusive Ireland.” You’ll also find the list of activities coming up on An Alternative Social Report and Plan for Ireland, Decent Work, Irish Social Inclusion Forum, Structural Funds, the European Parliament elections and adequate minimum income.

EAPN Participates in Equity Action final conference – addressing health inequalities – 2014 and beyond

23/01/2014 – EAPN participated in this important final conference of the Equity in Action project. This important conference show-cased the results of a joint action project, funded by the Commission, coordinated by UK, with 14 Member States, including Norway, and other stakeholders including Eurohealthnet, under DG Sanco’s Health Programme, aiming to find sustainable strategies to close the unacceptable gaps in inequality in health with a particular focus on the social determinants. Key Speakers included Sir Michael Marmott, Director, UCL, Institute of Health Equality, who highlighted the need to take urgent action, and to go beyond more collection of data, to tackle health inequality, but more specifically the social determinants – poverty and inequality – people’s access to adequate income, jobs, education and services.

FNARS (member of EAPN France): Will the fight against poverty still be a Governmental priority in 2014?

Launched in early 2013, the multi-year plan to fight against poverty and social inclusion, initiated a change in the consideration of the precariousness and the fight against poverty in our country. Inter became this struggle would then affect all public policies to finally get specific answers and multiplication associated devices . In this respect, the cancellation of the Interministerial Committee for the fight against exclusion to be held tomorrow is a bad omen. One year after the launch of the plan , where are we ? What are the consequences?

EAPN Spain celebrates 10 years of commitment to the most vulnerable

On its 10th anniversary, EAPN calls for adequate minimum income in Spain and Europe

Madrid, January 24, 2014. EAPN Spain (EAPN-ES) today celebrates 10 years of renewing its commitment to the most vulnerable people in Spain. In these years, the Network has established itself as a firm commitment of NGOs in social action politically influence the achievement of a just and cohesive society.

CILAP (EAPN Italy) in GRUNDTVIG Learning partnership Increasing Participation and Citizenship in Europe (ICE) Transnational Meeting on Prison and Poverty

AVELLINO 16 -19 January, 2014 – CILAP (EAPN Italy) co-organised the transnational Meeting Learning partnership Increasing Participation and Citizenship in Europe (ICE) entitled “Prison and Poverty – Tools and methodologies of participation”. This meeting is one of the 4 transnational events of the Grundtvig project “Increasing participation and Citizenship in Europe” (ICE). People in poverty, convicts and ex-convicts, people working with them or other disadvantaged groups, i.e. community operators and organizers, social workers, social cooperatives, associations attended the event, as well as people coming from the partners countries: Hungary, the Netherlands and Austria.