EAPN Review of New Publication: Between the Social and the Spatial: Exploring the Multiple Dimensions of Poverty and Social Exclusion

02 Jan 2013 – EAPN was approached to review a new publication published on the 2nd January 2013, by Housing, Theory and Society series published by Routledge (Jan 2013) titled Between the Social and the Spatial: exploring the multiple dimensions of poverty and social exclusion, edited by Katrien de Boyser, Caroline Dewilde, Danielle Dierkx and Jurgen Friedrichs. The book is a useful summary of recent developments on poverty research and attempts to bring together the ‘social and the spatial’ aspects, which until now have been developed as parallel research areas.

EAPN releases its conference report: “Is Europe 2020 delivering on poverty?”

This major conference offered an opportunity to discuss the reality for the most vulnerable in the context of austerity policies and the malfunctioning of stakeholder participation in decision-making, and provided a chance to discuss how to improve this situation. It built on EAPN members’ enormous efforts to engage in the Europe 2020 Strategy and their…

EAPN releases its conference report: “Is Europe 2020 delivering on poverty?”

This major conference offered an opportunity to discuss the reality for the most vulnerable in the context of austerity policies and the malfunctioning of stakeholder participation in decision-making, and provided a chance to discuss how to improve this situation. It built on EAPN members’ enormous efforts to engage in the Europe 2020 Strategy and their expertise as contributors to the National Reform Programmes (NRPs)/National Social Reports (NSRs). EAPN’s Analysis and Recommendations were presented.

EAPN contributes to the report for the Human Rights Council

EAPN contributes to the report for the Human Rights Council for June 2013 on the human rights approach to participation of persons living in poverty in decisions that affect their lives

14 dec 2012 – This contribution to the UN Report on the Participation of People Experiencing Poverty provides a brief picture of the European Anti-Poverty Network’s (EAPN) work over the past 22 years on strengthening direct participation of people experiencing poverty and social exclusion in 3 areas:

Welfare reform for active inclusion of young people with health problems or disabilities – EAPN participates in final panel

16-17/01, The Hague, Netherlands – This conference was jointly organised by Eurofound and the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. The conference is aimed at highlighting the implementation of active inclusion policies in relation to vulnerable youth and the related reforms to welfare systems currently taking place in European countries.

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Mag 2/2012 – POVERTY REDUCTION: WILL MEMBER STATES BREAK THEIR PROMISES? The contribution of Structural Funds to Poverty Reduction

This issue of the EAPN Mag on the future of the EU Structural Funds tells the story of how the Member States are ready to break the promise they made when the agreed the EU Poverty Reduction Target. One of the key fruits of this agreed target has been the proposal from the Commission to ring-fence 25% of the next round of Structural Funds for the European Social Fund (ESF) and to ring-fence 20% of the ESF to fight poverty and social exclusion.