In its response to the Commission Communication “Towards common principles of Flexicurity: more and better jobs through flexibility and security”, EAPN warns: “The security we need cannot be summarised by secured transitions between jobs! It requires high levels of social protection, quality employment and respect of fundamental rights.”
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 ahead of the EPSCO informal Council
Read the letter EAPN sent to the EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs ahead of the informal Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (5-7 July 2007)
Strengthening the social dimension of the Lisbon Strategy – the EAPN’s response to the Lisbon integrated Guidelines
This document gathers the EAPN proposal for strengthening the social dimensions of Lisbon in the context of the discussion on the revision of the Integrated Guidelines for the Lisbon Strategy
Read the letter EAPN sent to EU Heads of State and Government ahead of the 2007 June European Council
EAPN’s contribution to the Commission’s questionnaire on the 2010 European Year for fighting exclusion and poverty
EAPN and its members just released their contribution to the questionnaire sent by the European Commission on the 2010 EU year against poverty
EAPN RESPONSE to the Green Paper “Modernizing labour law to meet the challenges of the 21st century”
In its response to the Commission’s Green Paper on Labour Law, EAPN states that there is a need for Labour Law to adapt in order to play its protective function regarding the development of precarity and to contribute to an inclusive labour market.
EAPN recently released a new report on “Social economy as a tool for inclusion” based on a seminar the Employment and Structural Funds Task Forces of EAPN held on 3 November 2006 in Malta.
Read the letter EAPN sent to EU Prime Ministers and Heads of State ahead of the 2007 European Spring Council..
In this paper EAPN provides a brief assessment of how far the new Annual Progress Report and the Draft Joint Employment Report have acted on its concerns. By doing a joint reading of these two reports EAPN wants also to check the consistency between the Employment focused orientations and the general Lisbon political framework they are embedded in.
This document is the report of the roundtable discussion “Structural Funds a contribution to Social Inclusion – focusing on establishing the best systems for NGOs to contribute and participate” which took place in Malta, on 2nd November 2006.