On 6-7 September, the European Commission organised a major, high-level conference dealing with employment issues. This event comes after the release, in April this year, of the Employment Package, a comprehensive set of initiatives aimed at boosting job creation and reforming labour markets.
Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland, member of EAPN UK): Social Justice Must be Central to Constitutional Debate
30/08/2012 – Whether you are for or against change in
Dynamo International, along with BAPN (EAPN Belgium) and RWLP (EAPN Wallonia): Conference and debate on 16/10 in the European Parliament on Roma populations in Europe
08/08/2012 – Supported by MEP Véronique de Keyser and in the framework of the debate on the national integration strategies for Roma people and of the latest EC Recommendation on the integration of Roma people, this event will gather EU representatives, experts and actors from the field on the political perspectives and practices at stake in the EU.
13/09/2012 – Social Support Association “Me-You-Us” (
FNARS (member of EAPN France): New jobs with a future: the Government « forgets » social inclusion professionals!
13/09/2012 – The networks of Inclusion through Economic Activity (inclusion workshops and on-field activities, inclusion enterprises, including temporary work enterprises) welcome the ambition and scope of the law project on ‘jobs with a future’.
EAPN Ireland: Dublin Employment Pact: Agency supporting employment, training, urban development and education projects in Dublin region closes down
13/09/2012 – The Board of Dublin Employment Pact (DEP) has announced that the agency – which has supported highly innovative employment, training, urban development and education projects in the capital city since 1998 – is to close today (Friday, 31 August 2012).
08/08 – EAPN Spain expressed its serious concerns following the enforcement of a new piece of legislation (Royal Decree) , retrieving the right to universal health care for undocumented people, a basic, fundamental and inalienable right. read more on EAPN Spain website and see also PICUM’s reaction.
13/09/2012 – BAPN, regional anti-poverty networks, trade unions, mutual societies and other civil-society actors gather within a national Platform for a national demonstration on 30th September in Brussels, to urge the federal Government to respond to crucial claims with regard to employment, income, pensions and social services & rights. Access website in French and Dutch.
EAPN participates in conference on political representation – Working Paper Interdisciplinary Views on Political Representation in the EU
Sian Jones, Policy Coordinator for EAPN, participated in a conference on political representation in Exeter on 24-26 May 2012, held by the European Institute of the University of Exeter. All participants gave input on 4 main questions, compiled in the following working paper: Interdisciplinary Views on Political Representation in the EU. (Sian Jones input from…
29/08 – EAPN and the European Public Services Union wrote a letter to MEP Kathleen VAN BREMPT calling on her and the European Parliament, who have played a major role in putting the issue of energy poverty and its impact on low-income households on the European agenda, to do so again with regard to the…