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
This new Guidance note therefore sets out to provide the guidelines for member states and stakeholders on the objectives and process for the new cycle in the development of the National Strategic Reports (2008-11) and its relationship to the Lisbon National Reform Programmes (2008-11). In its response to the guidance note for the Strategic Reports 2008-11, EAPN would like to highlight its satisfaction, but insists it would have liked more time for consultation.
EAPN organized a seminar on 13-14 September 2007 to assess the reasons behind the loss of momentum in the fight against poverty in the EU, but also ways to develop innovative thinking and strategies towards a more social Europe (in particular ahead of the 2010 Year Against Poverty).
This guide therefore aims to give more information on the type of social inclusion indicators that can be applied to structural funds. It will be of particular interest to NGOs sitting on the monitoring committees of the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund.
The EAPN assessment of the 2007 Annual Progress Report on the revised Lisbon Strategy highlights 5 key ways that the Report has not responded to the proposals of social NGO’s or the promises made by the Spring Council to strengthen the social dimension of the Lisbon Strategy.
In this report, EAPN sets out to evaluate the 2007 Implementation Reports of the National Reform Programmes for their contribution to Inclusion.
As Member States were still negotiating their strategic priorities (National Strategic Reference Frameworks and Operational Programmes) with the European Commission, the EAPN seminar aimed at examining the place given to social inclusion in the new programming period of structural funds, focusing more specifically on mechanisms that can support social NGOs’ access to the funds.
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.
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.
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.