Read the full report of the seventh European meeting of people experiencing poverty which took place on 16 and 17 May 2008 in Brussels under the Slovenian Presidency of the EU.
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
In a joint letter with other social actors, EAPN urges the MEPs who haven’t done so to sign the declaration on Energy Poverty. If more than half the MEPs sign the declaration by the 7th of November, the Commission is called upon to make a response.
Early preparation is essential for a successful EU year and under the banner “Ensuring a lasting legacy from 2010” the delegates to the General Assembly adopted the following declaration.
A Stronger OMC, but not enough to make the difference! EAPN Response and Proposals for Reinforcing the OMC
In this document EAPN answers to the European Commission’s Communication on Reinforcing the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) which was included in the renewed social agenda package that the Commission presented on 2 July.
There is room for progress in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Revised Social Package the European Commission presented in July, but the fact that the proposals to address poverty lie buried in the overall package calls into question the political commitment there is to make progress on these essential issues.
The seminar had two purposes: to promote and illustrate EAPN’s vision of Active Inclusion to policy makers and to build capacity within the network regarding Active Inclusion. Participants included members of EAPN, the French EU Presidency, the European Commission and the ETUC.
This briefing aims at giving all EAPN members, whether involved in working groups activities or not, the main information and EAPN analysis concerning the new proposal on Active inclusion launched by the European Commission in 2006.
EAPN Briefing note – The new European Employment Guidelines 2008-2010 compared to the 2003-2008 version: What’s new?
It seems that the EAPN action as well as the MEP Anne Van Lancker (socialist, Be) report, had some impact: the version finally adopted by the Member States include some positive changes in the narrative part.
EAPN Briefing – Renewed Social Agenda, Social Package: Is there anything new for the fight against poverty and social exclusion?
In this briefing, EAPN aims to clarify the different issues at stake.
Structural funds 2007-2013: what will remain of social innovation and past learning? EAPN comments on the Commission’s communication on programming documents
This document is the EAPN’s reaction to the Commission’s communication on the results of negotiations around structural funds’ programming documents, and recommendations on how to strengthen structural funds’ contribution to the fight against poverty and social exclusion.