This tool kit aims to provide useful information and ideas to support national EAPN networks in engaging with the National Reports on strategies for social protection and social inclusion (SPSI) and particularly the NAPs Inclusion at national level.
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
EAPN letter to the College of EU Commissioners: The Commission must deliver a Social Progress Agenda
Ahead of the meeting of the College of Commissioners on 30 April dedicated to EU social policy agenda, EAPN sent EU Commissioners a letter on 25 April urging them to deliver a Social Policy Agenda that matches Europe’s social reality and the values and objectives of the EU Treaties.
This document summarises the proposals highlighted during 2007 in a series of EAPN reports. (See below), with additional proposals which arose from EAPN recent discussions with our Social Inclusion Working Group as part of a Capacity Building seminar and workshop on the OMC ( 29th March), involving members from 24 member states.
In a letter sent today to EU Prime Ministers ahead of the European Spring Council due to take place on 13-14 March, EAPN asks the forthcoming Spring Council to give clear answers to four key questions on Social Europe.
EAPN recently submitted its contribution to the second stage wide-ranging public consultation entitled “Modernising social protection for greater social justice and economic cohesion: taking forward the active inclusion of people furthest from the labour market”.
EAPN’s reaction to the Commission proposals regarding the joint employment report 2008 and the 2008-2010 employment guidelines
The present paper focuses on a more detailed reading of pieces of the ‘employment part’ of the Lisbon package, the European Employment Strategy (ie the draft Joint Employment Report and the proposals for new guidelines), and assesses to what extent our social inclusion concerns have been taken into consideration.
EAPN’s contribution to the Commission’s public consultation on Europe’s ‘social reality’ – Give the EU an ambitious social policy agenda
In its response to the Commission’s public consultation on Europe’s ‘social reality’, EAPN calls on the European Commission to build upon the outcomes of the Social Reality Stocktaking exercice to develop an ambitious Social policy agenda.
Replying to the European Commission consultation on the future of EU cohesion policy, EAPN stressed the need to see structural funds as a tool not only for growth and jobs, but also for the fight against social inequalities.
This new Guidance note therefore sets out to provide the guidelines for member states and stakeholders on the objectives and process for the new cycle in the development of the National Strategic Reports (2008-11) and its relationship to the Lisbon National Reform Programmes (2008-11). In its response to the guidance note for the Strategic Reports 2008-11, EAPN would like to highlight its satisfaction, but insists it would have liked more time for consultation.
EAPN organized a seminar on 13-14 September 2007 to assess the reasons behind the loss of momentum in the fight against poverty in the EU, but also ways to develop innovative thinking and strategies towards a more social Europe (in particular ahead of the 2010 Year Against Poverty).