30/05 – The European Commission has just released its Country-Specific Recommendations for each Member State, along with an overarching communication on “what is needed to return to growth and jobs“. EAPN national networks will publish an assessment of these CSRs. The main points are:
Bringing together various experts, professionals, academics and diverse entities active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, the EUROPEAN MINIMUM INCOME NETWORK aims at building consensus towards the progressive realisation of adequate and accessible minimum income schemes in EU Member States.
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GET ORGANISED: Strengthening our base and the impact of our action, through member-led learning, exchange and development
From 21st to 25th May 2013, in Laulasmaa, Estonia, EAPN held its first EAPN Learning Forum, together with its global partner Dignity International, a global anti-poverty organisation, bringing together partners from different continents of the world.
- Four messages from regional meetings to the Social Inclusion Forum
- Women for Election and One Family (members of EAPN Ireland): Engaging Women: Taking the Next Step in Politics on 21/05
FNARS (member of EAPN France) Lifting young people out of poverty : the Youth Guarantee is only one step
14/05 – Today is the last meeting of the working group on the Youth Guarantee in charge of handing out a report to the Prime Minister on its implementation starting next September. On that occasion, FNARS recalls that the measure cannot, alone, be an adequate response to the situation of young people.
- Worshop on ICTs for NGOs
- Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Party visits the headquarters of the 3rd-sector platform
PUBLIC HEARING – Civil Society proposals for smart, sustainable and inclusive recovery – REPORT and PRESENTATIONS
Strengthening the democratic legitimacy of the European Semester
Civil Society proposals for smart, sustainable and inclusive recovery
EAPN to provide input to EESC hearing on “European Minimum Income and poverty indicators” on 28 May 2013
28/05 – from 9:30 to 13:00 the EESC will organise a hearing on ‘European minimum income and poverty indicators’. The idea is to reflect on a better measurement of poverty and on the challenges of adopting a European minimum income scheme. The hearing will bring together experts and people involved in advocacy work to contribute to the EESC opinion. EAPN will provide an expert input on both elements.
02-03/05 Leuven – The key role of social investment for the modernisation of national welfare systems and for overcoming Europe’s employment and social crisis was underlined by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the conference on the implementation of the Social Investment Package.
SAVE THE DATE 28/06: PICUM Annual Workshop with EAPN and FEANTSA on Undocumented Migrants and Housing
The 2013 Annual PICUM Workshop on the housing situation of undocumented migrants, organised in partnership with FEANTSA and EAPN, will take place on 28 June 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.