The work done by EAPN in 2004 is outlined in this report. This report primarily reflects the European level work of EAPN but also gives some snapshots of the work at national level of the EAPN National Networks.
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
The emphasis of the Community Strategic Guidelines is strongly on the ‘jobs and growth’ agenda. The European Anti-Poverty Network has warned many times that growth alone will not solve the problems of poverty and social exclusion in Europe.
The outstanding innovation of the 4th Meeting is to have opened up the dialogue between the “ambassadors” of people experiencing poverty and “invited guests”, the key contacts at official and decision-making levels.
This response is based on an extensive consultation with the members of EAPN. It reflects the experience of engaging with the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) at National as well as at the European level.
The European Commission is currently preparing the ‘non-paper’ (working document) which will be the first document for discussion on the Strategic Guidelines for the Structural Funds for 2007-2013.
EAPN welcomes the initiative of the Commission to restart concrete attempts to develop an economic migration policy.
In its analysis, EAPN judges the EU Constitutional Treaty in terms of whether it provides the legal and practical instruments, and shows the political intention, to eradicate poverty in the European Union and provide social rights and a voice to people experiencing poverty, social exclusion and discrimination.
EAPN report – Reinforcing the EU Inclusion Strategy: Report of the Social Inclusion Conference, Luxembourg
Reinforcing the EU Inclusion Strategy was the ambitious aim set out by EAPN in organising a conference on the occasion of the Luxembourg presidency of the EU.
EAPN response to the draft Joint Employment Report 2004-2005: Questions regarding the future of the European Employment Strategy
According to EAPN, the Draft Joint Employment Report 2004-2005 fails in some points to assess the effect of employment national policies on the interest of people experiencing poverty.
The Commission’s Communication to the European Spring Council has caused shock and dismay amongst social NGOs including EAPN.