Press release: Comment mieux intégrer les personnes les plus éloignées du marché de l’emploi ? Les ONG de lutte contre la pauvreté présentent leurs propositions à  la future présidence française de l’UE

A l’occasion d’un séminaire qui s’est tenu aujourd’hui à Paris, EAPN France ainsi que des représentants d’ONG de lutte contre la pauvreté venus des quatre coins de l’Europe ont présenté, en présence de Martin Hirsch, Haut commissaire aux Solidarités actives contre la pauvreté,  leurs propositions quant aux principes visant à promouvoir l’inclusion active des personnes les plus éloignées du marché du travail.

Press release: Social Europe: Four key questions for EU Prime Ministers

Brussels, 11 March 2008 – In a letter sent today to EU Prime Ministers ahead of the European Spring Council due to take place on 13-14 March, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) raises questions about whether Member States will strengthen their cooperation to address growing inequalities and seriously tackle the unacceptable high levels of poverty in the EU. EAPN asks the forthcoming Spring Council to give clear answers to four key questions.

Press release: Potential new impetus for Social Europe: EAPN responds to Commission’s Active Inclusion consultation

Brussels, 28 February 2008 – In its response to the Commission’s consultation on Active Inclusion ending today, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) strongly confirms its support for the Commission’s initiative.  EAPN calls on the Member States of the EU to adopt under the French Presidency active inclusion principles which respect the integrity of the active inclusion package and recognises that adequate income and access to quality services are a prerequisite to successful employment and social integration.

Press release: Everyone deserves a decent life: EAPN kicks off EU wide campaign for Adequate Minimum Income schemes!

The European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) launches today an EU wide campaign for Adequate Minimum Income schemes. 24 out of 27 Member States have minimum income schemes in place at this present time, but there are serious flaws with their accessibility and their adequacy. It is time to state clearly that adequate Minimum Income schemes are a fundamental prerequisite for an EU based on social justice and equal opportunities for all!

Press release: EAPN calls for an early start to ensure a successful EU Year against poverty (2010)

Speaking at the 2007 General Assembly of the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) held from 8th to 10th November in Budapest and gathering 150 representatives of NGOs working with people experiencing poverty and social exclusion across Europe, EAPN President, Ludo Horemans called for an early start to ensure a successful EU Year against poverty (2010).