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EAPN Mag 2/2013: Welfare States and Democracy: from Reality to Utopia?

Safeguarding ‘well-being for all’: now or never

This new EAPN Mag discusses our welfare states, their future and the possible alternatives at our disposal, should there be political will to support them.Francine Mestrum, Coordinator of Global Social Justice, opens the discussion, on social protection as a common ideal. You then get an insight on the attack on the welfare state in 4 bail-out countries, namely Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Romania. France, the UK and Macedonia, as a candidate country to the EU, get also a particular focus. 3 other organisations, the European Public Services Union (EPSU), Caritas and the ILO, have also contributed to this Mag and share the conviction that Change is possible, should political leaders want it!

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EAPN’s MAG 1/2013 – The EAPN Fund – Providing hope for the future

EAPN dedicates its first 2013 Mag to the EAPN Fund, launched with the King Baudouin Foundation, as a legacy of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Key for raising funds has been the Row4Rights initiative, for which teams of rowers have gathered funds themselves and taken part in a tremendous sporting event. On the other hand, thanks to the EAPN Fund, EAPN Hungary has managed to complete the Adult Life Entry Network project and EAPN Netherlands has been able to start anew. The EAPN Fund also financed the study visit in India for two EAPN activists with direct experience of poverty, with the support of Dignity International and Ekta Parishad, a people’s movement which initiated the march of the landless in 2012. Part of EAPN’s Fund is also the EAPN Award, open to NGOs and public entities who have promoted transnational learning and participation of people experiencing poverty.

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Mag 2/2012 – POVERTY REDUCTION: WILL MEMBER STATES BREAK THEIR PROMISES? The contribution of Structural Funds to Poverty Reduction

This issue of the EAPN Mag on the future of the EU Structural Funds tells the story of how the Member States are ready to break the promise they made when the agreed the EU Poverty Reduction Target. One of the key fruits of this agreed target has been the proposal from the Commission to ring-fence 25% of the next round of Structural Funds for the European Social Fund (ESF) and to ring-fence 20% of the ESF to fight poverty and social exclusion.