On 5-7 October 2006, EAPN held its seventeenth General Assembly in Toledo, Spain. At the end of the General Assembly, the EAPN delegates adopted the following declaration.
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 Response to the Communication concerning a consultation on action at EU level to promote the active inclusion of the people furthest from the labour market.
‘A Future Worth Having’: the EAPN response to the first reports of the Lisbon National Reform Programmes and the Annual Progress Report
EAPN assessment of how the new Lisbon process is integrating social inclusion priorities and promoting the active participation of social NGOs and people experiencing poverty. It forms part of EAPN’s contribution to the Spring European Council.
EAPN position paper on the Commission proposal on Guidelines for preparing national reports on strategies for social protection and social inclusion
These guidelines are pivotal in defining the mechanisms and scope of Member States’ contribution to delivering an effective OMC on social protection and social inclusion. They need to remain ambitious in defining a clear framework for promoting the European added value of this process.
This evaluation of EAPN was carried out during 2004 and 2005. The overall aim of this evaluation was an assessment of the extent to which EAPN is a strong and growing network equipped to deliver its mission and work towards its vision.
EAPN response to the Commission Communication ‘Working together, working better: A new framework for the open coordination of social protection and inclusion policies in the European Union’
In its response “Combating growing levels of Poverty and Inequality is essential for the future of the EU”, EAPN re-states that the continuing scandal of widespread poverty in a rich society, such as the EU, is intolerable.
EAPN Position paper – Can activation schemes work for social inclusion? EAPN criteria for ‘good’ activation
Can activation schemes work for social inclusion? This is the question to which EAPN tries to answer in this position paper. According to the Network, the answer is ‘yes’ provided that these schemes aim to meet individual person’s needs, wishes and priorities.
Final declaration of the 2005 EAPN General Assembly: Delivering the Social Inclusion Agenda – From Promise to Reality
On 24-26 November 2005, EAPN held its sixteenth General Assembly in Liverpool, England. This General Assembly welcomed the Norwegian and Cypriot Networks into membership of EAPN. This year the key note theme was: “Delivering the Social Inclusion Agenda”. At the end of the General Assembly, the EAPN delegates adopted the following declaration.
This report concerns the Implementation and update Reports prepared by Member States on the National Action Plans on Social Inclusion 2003-2005 (NAPs inclusion). It assesses the added value of these NAPs inclusion Reports.
EAPN position paper – The Open Method of Coordination on social protection and social inclusion: Streamlined objectives
This paper sets out to present EAPN’s views, recommendations and concrete proposals on the development of the Open Method of Coordination on social protection and social inclusion (OMC/SPSI), and in particular on the objectives for the streamlined OMC/SPSI.