The European Anti-Poverty Network is pledged to bring all its activities to bear on eradicating poverty and wishes to stress that rooting out racism and poverty and social exclusion are two sides of the same fight.
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
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This document is the statement by EAPN on the occasion of the United Nations Special Session “World Summit for Social Development and beyond: achieving social development for all in a globalising world” (Geneva 26 to 30 June 2000).
This paper makes a series of proposals for objectives which could make a decisive impact on the eradication of poverty. It is important to note that the Lisbon Summit is the first to set eradicating rather than just reducing poverty as a goal.
Report of EAPN Conference, Helsinki, 8-9 November 1999.
This document is the statement by Fintan Farrell, President of EAPN, to the Convention hearing on the Charter of Fundamental Rights, 27 April 2000.
Report of a seminar, Brussels, 9-10 September 1999.
Final declaration of the 1999 EAPN General Assembly: ‘Sharing the wealth: fighting the root causes of poverty and social exclusion’
EAPN calls for a fairer sharing of wealth based on the principle of equal and effective access to fundamental rights for all and the primacy of human over market values.