11/09 – News Splash n°22: On 10 September we stopped collecting signatures for the first successful European Citizens’ Initiative “Water is a human right!”. Nearly 1.9 million citizens have signed the statement of support demanding that the European Commission “implement the human right to water and sanitation in European legislation”.
The European Anti-Poverty Network held the first edition of the EAPN Award for Transnational Inspiration and Learning in the Fight against Poverty and Social Exclusion, 2013 on 30 Sept. at the KVS in Brussels. The EAPN Award is supported by the EAPN Fund.
President Barroso gives State of the Union speech and Commission’s agenda – Priority is given to markets over investment in people
12/09/2013, Brussels – President Barroso made his State of the Union speech yesterday in the European Parliament, setting the tone of the European Commission’s priorities for the coming year.
Water is a human right – First European Citizens’ Initiative collects almost 2 Million signatures across Europe!
10/09/2013 – As of yesterday the national branches of the right2water.eu campaign have been handing in the signatures collected to the respective national authorities. We are now demanding that the European Commission to implements the Human Right to water and sanitation in European Union basic legislation.
01/10! EAPN 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PART II – European Parliament elections 2014 – Electing champions for a social Europe?
2014 European elections:
Civil society’s demands & commitments of political parties
EAPN workshop and debate on Europe 2020
29 August 2013, Brussels – Barbara Helfferich was appointed earlier this month as the new Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), the largest European network of national, regional and local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs and grass-root groups as well as European Organisations active in the fight against poverty, social exclusion and inequalities. Replacing Fintan Farrell,Barbara comes to EAPN with a wealth of experience in the field of social policy, notably on social exclusion and anti-discrimination.
23/08 – EAPN Norway arranged a backwards march around the Norwegian Parliament, Stortinget, in Oslo. This was because the fight against poverty are going backwards and the backwards march symbolises this Development. Link to the action can be found on Youtube.
EAPN is one of the partners of the European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC). The EPIC Platform aims to provide information about all policies that can help children and their families face up to the unprecedented challenges that exist in the current economic climate in Europe.