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Quality Work for Quality Life! EAPN’s 10 Principles

{jathumbnail}Not any job is a sure route out of poverty. Many people experiencing poverty or social exclusion do, in fact, hold a job, and yet this is insufficient to prevent them from enduring hardship and isolation. In order for employment to fulfil its role, of effectively shielding people from a life in poverty, it needs to fulfil a set of quality criteria. EAPN has produced these 10 principles on what constitutes a quality job.

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EAPN publishes Full Assessment of NRPs and NSRs: An EU worth defending – beyond austerity to social investment and inclusive growth

{jathumbnail}As the internal EU debates about new priorities for Europe 2020 in the Annual Growth Survey 2013 commence, EAPN has published its Analysis of the 2012 National Reform Programmes (NRPs) and National Social Reports (NSRs): An EU worth defending: beyond austerity to social investment and inclusive growth.

EAPN Response to the AGS and the Draft Employment Report

{jathumbnail}Last week, EAPN sent its response to the Annual Growth Survey and Draft Employment Report to the Employment Committee and Social Protection Committee (EMCO and SPC), prior to their discussions on their opinion on the AGS, urging for a more coherent approach to implementing the poverty target, in the light of the dominant focus on austerity measures and fiscal consolidation and concrete proposals to deliver on the new social priority 4 in the AGS.