It is clear that we will not reach or even move towards the objective to ‘make a decisive impact on the eradication of poverty and social exclusion by 2010 with ‘more of the same’. To achieve this, we need a serious boost to the strategy.
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.
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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, urges that the following key messages emerge clearly from the review of the Lisbon agenda: the need to achieve a balance between Social, Employment and Economic Policies; the need to maintain a visible and effective EU Inclusion strategy as part of the EU Social Policy Agenda.
Without covering the full range of technical issues linked to the legal status and financing of Social Services of General Interest, and before commenting on the current legal development at EU level, EAPN wants to define more precisely the expectations of organisations representing the interests of people experiencing poverty and social exclusion in terms of access and quality.
The theme of the Meeting – Participation is a two way street – focused on the importance of Governments at national and EU levels actively engaging with people experiencing poverty on their situations.
This document is the report of the EAPN Seminar “Reinforcing the Inclusion Strategy in an Enlarged EU” which took place on 11 May 2004 in the premises of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (County Dublin).
This is the policy position taken by EAPN in response to the publication by the Commission of the Third cohesion report, which outlines the objectives, priorities and methods of the Structural Funds for the new programming period, 2007-2013.
This is an analysis of the European Union’s mid-term review of the current 2000-6 round of the structural funds from the perspective of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) combating poverty and social exclusion.
EAPN Position paper – Review of the financial perspective 2007-2013 and its implications for European action against poverty
This is the response of the European Anti-Poverty Network to the publication by the Commission of its financial perspective for 2007-2013.
Considering the Joint Employment Report 2003/2004, key element of the implementation of the Lisbon strategy, EAPN regrets that, in the last developments of the EES, the inclusion objectives set in the revised guidelines are not been respected.
EAPN report – EAPN national networks evaluation of the National Action Plans for Employment: Synthesis Report
This report sets EAPN networks’ observations alongside the analysis in the Joint Employment Report (JER) adopted by the Commission and Council which evaluates the national implementation of the new employment strategy.