Social protection is an essential element in combating poverty and social exclusion. The term should be understood in its widest sense as being the guarantee that everyone may enjoy their fundamental rights at all stages of their life.
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
Report of a seminar held in Villeneuve d’Ascq, 26-27 March 1999
EAPN contribution to the European Commission Conference of May 6-7 1999.
The European elections of June 1999 provide an opportunity for having a democratic debate about what kind of Europe we want. This constitutes the European Anti Poverty Network’s contribution to the debate.
This document has been prepared by the Task Force “from welfare to the right to work” of the European Anti Poverty Network. It deals with both the 1998 guidelines and the Commission’s proposal for 1999. It contains a commentary upon each guideline and where appropriate, recommendations for changes.
EAPN Briefing paper – Reinforcing the impact of Structural Funds on social inclusion and equal opportunities
The amendments sought by EAPN seek to reinforce the impact of Structural Funds on social inclusion and equal opportunities.
Report of the EAPN seminar with NGOs from Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine, Helsinki, May 15-17 1998
This publication is the report of an EAPN seminar held in Frankfurt, on 13-14 March 1998.
This publication aims to inform and support networks at Member State level to impact on their Government’s approach to the reform of the Structural Funds and on their Government’s plan for using Structural Funds in the 2000 to 2006 period.
The seminar consisted of a debate on civil society: the recognition of civil society and its role, East and West, in addressing the ‘New’ forms of poverty, for example that experienced by the unemployed, migrants and refugees, ethnic minorities, prisoners and ex-offenders, the homeless, and drug and alcohol abusers.