Read the full report of the sixth European meeting of people experiencing poverty which took place on 4th and 5th May 2007 in Brussels under the German Presidency.
The latest one:
EAPN letter to the EPSCO Council: Put People and Respect for the European Social Model first
Ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) on 9-10 March 2009, EAPN has written to the Ministers regarding the impact of the crisis on people in poverty and anti poverty organisations. In their letter, EAPN puts forward short and long term proposals to ensure that the needs of people experiencing poverty are included in the response to the crisis.
Download the letter: English – French – Spanish
Other EAPN policy papers on…
Building Security, Giving Hope: EAPN Assessment of the National Strategic Reports on Social Protection and Social Inclusion (2008-10) Read
EAPN Letter to EAPN to EU Ministers of Employment: “The adequacy of Minimum Income Schemes is a key way to address the economic crisis” Read
The Lisbon Strategy
>>Will the economic crisis force a stronger social pillar in Lisbon? EAPN Social Inclusion Scoreboard on the National Reform Programmes (2008-10) Read
Participation and civil Dialogue
EAPN’s letter to the EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs on the Lisbon Strategy – for Growth, Jobs and Inclusion
Ahead of the EPSCO Council of the 5th and 6th of December, EAPN calls on the EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs to strengthen the place of social inclusion in the Lisbon agenda.
The work and activities of EAPN in 2007 once again proved to be of importance in seeking continuous attention for the situation of poverty and social exclusion, where it is now estimated that 78 million are confronted with this reality in the EU Member States.
Fighting Poverty in the EU – Which way forward for the 50 year old?: Final declaration of the EAPN General Assembly 2007
Read the final declaration of the EAPN General Assembly that was held on 8-10 November 2007 in Budapest, Hungary. This was the first General Assembly of EAPN to be held in one of the Member States that joined the EU in its historic enlargement in 2004.
In this report, EAPN have set out to evaluate progress made under the ‘light year’ of the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), and in particular on the National Action Plans (NAPs) Inclusion in 2007, and to ask what has been the benefit for the fight against poverty and social exclusion?
EAPN Response to the Communication from the European Commission “Towards a European Charter on the Rights of Energy Consumers”
This document sets out the EAPN’s response to the Communication highlighting possible elements for a future Charter on the Rights of Energy Consumers that the European Commission published following the opening up of Europe’s gas and electricity markets to competition on the 1st July.
EAPN’s letter to the EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs on the Flexicurity common principles
At a time when the common principles on Flexicurity to be adopted by the Council on Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs in December are being elaborated, EAPN calls on the EU Employment Ministers to make Flexicurity deliver the social cohesion citizens are expecting.
This position paper explains what social economy is for EAPN. It also lists ‘good activation’ criteria for Social enterprises promoted by EAPN and presents recommendations for more visibility and a more efficient support to ‘Inclusive social economy’.
EAPN TOOL KIT: Engaging with the NAP Inclusion and the National Reports on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2006-8: Light Year (2007)
This tool kit is designed to help EAPN national networks engage with this “light year process”, specifically targeting action around the NAP inclusion, both at national and EU level and to provide supporting information that will enable networks to contribute to the questionnaire which will form the basis of the EAPN EU Report on Social Inclusion and Poverty 2007.
This tool kit is designed to help national networks engage with the National Reform Programme (2006-8) of the revised Lisbon Strategy and provides specific information on the 2007 Implementation Report. It primarily focuses on the Employment guidelines but makes reference to the macro and micro elements.