Working towards a Socially Inclusive and Poverty-proof Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic | EAPN Assessment

We are presenting our assessment of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2021 and of the EC proposal for a Joint Employment Report (JER) 2021. Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 The four dimensions of the ASGS 2020 – environmental sustainability, productivity, fairness and macroeconomic stability – remain the guiding principles for the ASGS 2021. The…

Minimum Income Framework Directive | EAPN letter to Commissioner Schmit

Following the recently adopted EPSCO Council Conclusions on ”Strengthening Minimum Income Protection to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”, we wrote a letter to Commissioner Schmit asking him to show strong leadership and respond to the Conclusions by making an ambitious proposal for an EU Framework Directive to guarantee an…

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Expert Study on a Binding EU Framework on Adequate National Minimum Income Schemes | A. Van Lancker, A. Aranguiz, H. Verschueren

EAPN and EMIN have repeatedly called for a Framework DIrective on Minimum Income, as well as the ETUC, EESC, Social Platform, Eurodiaconia and Caritas Europa, to name a few. There is new and compelling evidence that there is a strong legal and policy basis for introducing a binding EU framework for adequate national minimum income…

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EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income | Summary document on Minimum Income

In May 2020 EAPN issued a Position Paper on Adequate Income. It presents and updates EAPN’s priorities, proposals and demands in view of adequate income, covering both adequate minimum income (MI) and fair minimum wages (MW), including living wages, largely building upon earlier policy work by EAPN and the EMIN Network. This summary document presents…

EAPN Key messages on the European Green Deal and the “Just Transition” | EAPN Reflection Paper

On 11 December 2019, the new Commission launched its proposals to launch a radical European Green Deal as the ‘new Green strategy for Growth and Jobs’, complemented by a Just Transition Mechanism and a Communication building a ‘strong social Europe for Just Transitions’. President Von der Leyen confirmed that the Green Deal must ‘leave nobody…

The impact of Covid-19 on people experiencing poverty and vulnerability | EAPN Report

On 14 July, EAPN presented its detailed research into the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on people experiencing poverty and vulnerability at its conference How to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – From short-term response to an effective rights-based integrated antipoverty strategy. The study was conducted by Graciela Malgesini, Co-Chair of the EAPN…

EAPN Assessment of the 2020 Country-Specific Recommendations | Position Paper

On 20 May, the College of Commissioners adopted the European Commission’s Spring Package, including Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) for 28 Member States surveillance reports for Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. The 2020 CSRs were expected to reflect the ‘new’ direction of the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, “promoting competitive sustainability to build economy that works for people and…

EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income

This EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income presents and updates EAPN’s priorities, proposals and demands as regards to adequate income. It covers both adequate minimum income (MI) and fair minimum wages (MW), including living wages, and largely builds upon earlier policy work by EAPN and the EMIN Network. Why an EAPN Position Paper on Adequate…