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The Social Investment Package must defend social spending!

Brussels, 15 February 2013 – The European Commission will adopt the long-awaited Social Investment Package on the 20th February. For the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), the package must provide a coherent strategy for fighting poverty, backed by EU funding, capable of achieving the poverty target. It is vital that the package includes concrete measures that defend and show the benefits of social spending and infrastructures.

EAPN participates in ESDE (Employment and Social Development Review) presentation

06/02 – This invitation-only event presented the 2nd edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Review, which assessed the economic and social situation in the EU and impact of policy approaches. Following an introduction by KoosRichelle, Director of DG Employment, chapters on the dynamics of long-term unemployment, poverty and social exclusion were presented and debated, followed by panel debates from experts and key stakeholders.

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EAPN as part of Adhoc Group of Social Networks present Roadmap for driving implementation on Child Poverty and Well-being

01/02 – An Adhoc group (ATD 4th World, Caritas Europa, Coface, Eurochild, EAPN, Eurodaconia, European Social Network, PICUM) sent a letter to Commissioner Andor, presenting joint proposals for a roadmap to drive more effective implementation of the up-coming Recommendation on Child Poverty and Well-being, by engaging all actors – at EU, national and local levels.