A Socially Just and Poverty-Proof Green Deal | EAPN Capacity Building Report

Fifty million households around Europe are currently suffering from energy poverty. This means they cannot sufficiently light, heat or cool their homes. Energy poverty is rooted in structural causes – which span across the current economic, energy, climate, taxation, social, employment, welfare, health, and housing policies. The main drivers of energy poverty are low income,…

Social and Labour Aspects of the Just Transition towards Climate Neutrality | EAPN Position Paper

For the preparation of the proposal for a Council Recommendation on a fair transition towards climate neutrality, the European Commission launched a consultation process with civil society organisations active in the areas of social rights and labour policies, in the last trimester of 2021. In the first section of this position paper, EAPN sets out…

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Briefing on guaranteeing the Right to Affordable Clean Energy for all Europeans | EAPN-EPSU

Together with EPSU (the European Public Service Unions) we contributed to the Briefing: the Right to Affordable Clean Energy for all Europeans! Energy poverty is already affecting over 50 million Europeans, and this number is growing frighteningly fast. Equal access to clean and affordable energy must be guaranteed within the EU transition towards climate neutrality…

Working towards a Socially Inclusive and Poverty-proof Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic | EAPN Assessment

We are presenting our assessment of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2021 and of the EC proposal for a Joint Employment Report (JER) 2021. Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 The four dimensions of the ASGS 2020 – environmental sustainability, productivity, fairness and macroeconomic stability – remain the guiding principles for the ASGS 2021. The…

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Expert Study on a Binding EU Framework on Adequate National Minimum Income Schemes | A. Van Lancker, A. Aranguiz, H. Verschueren

EAPN and EMIN have repeatedly called for a Framework DIrective on Minimum Income, as well as the ETUC, EESC, Social Platform, Eurodiaconia and Caritas Europa, to name a few. There is new and compelling evidence that there is a strong legal and policy basis for introducing a binding EU framework for adequate national minimum income…

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EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income | Summary document on Minimum Income

In May 2020 EAPN issued a Position Paper on Adequate Income. It presents and updates EAPN’s priorities, proposals and demands in view of adequate income, covering both adequate minimum income (MI) and fair minimum wages (MW), including living wages, largely building upon earlier policy work by EAPN and the EMIN Network. This summary document presents…

EAPN Key messages on the European Green Deal and the “Just Transition” | EAPN Reflection Paper

On 11 December 2019, the new Commission launched its proposals to launch a radical European Green Deal as the ‘new Green strategy for Growth and Jobs’, complemented by a Just Transition Mechanism and a Communication building a ‘strong social Europe for Just Transitions’. President Von der Leyen confirmed that the Green Deal must ‘leave nobody…

The impact of Covid-19 on people experiencing poverty and vulnerability | EAPN Report

On 14 July, EAPN presented its detailed research into the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on people experiencing poverty and vulnerability at its conference How to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – From short-term response to an effective rights-based integrated antipoverty strategy. The study was conducted by Graciela Malgesini, Co-Chair of the EAPN…