The Commission’s Communication to the European Spring Council has caused shock and dismay amongst social NGOs including EAPN.
What is the EU that EAPN wants? It is a Europe that will link social and economic development, promote participatory democracy and fight against discrimination.
In this report, EAPN puts forward its position on the draft regulations issued for the Structural Funds proposed for 2007 to 2013. Key issues affecting social inclusion are identified and highlighted.
While nowhere near dead in the water, the European Social Inclusion Strategy is severely lacking political leadership. It can be kick-started again, but there is no time to lose!
This document is the report of the EAPN Conference which was held in Groningen (Netherlands) on 17-21 November 2004.
Final declaration of the 2004 EAPN General Assembly: The EU we want – Strengthening the EU Social Model
On 18-20 November 2004, EAPN held its fifteenth General Assembly in Groningen, Netherlands. This year the key note theme was: “The EU we want – tackling poverty and social exclusion in an enlarged EU”.
This paper was prepared for the Dutch Presidency Conference “A Social Europe – Let’s Deliver”, Rotterdam 8-9 November 2004.
The report of the High Level Group chaired by Wim Kok in many ways contradicts the ‘Lisbon Agenda’ that was agreed by Heads of State and Governments in 2000 and ignores the commitment that was made in relation to the eradication of poverty and the combat of social exclusion.
EAPN Position paper on the Proposal for a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS
EAPN welcomes the proposal as a step towards guaranteeing a future to the learning gained to date through the OMC.
This document (35 pages) gathers the EAPN position papers presented on the occasion of the Third European Round Table on Poverty and Social Exclusion, Rotterdam, 18-19 October 2004.