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.

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Other EAPN policy papers on…

 Social Inclusion

Building Security, Giving Hope: EAPN Assessment of the National Strategic Reports on Social Protection and Social Inclusion (2008-10) Read

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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

 Structural Funds


 Participation and civil Dialogue

Getting results on poverty and the Social Pillar | EAPN Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2019

On 21 November, the European Commission adopted its ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) 2019 and the Draft Joint Employment Report (JER). On the occasion, EAPN published an immediate Response Statement: Increase in social rights and participation but more needed to balance economic and social goals. EAPN now presents its full analysis of the…


Make participation a driver for social rights | EAPN assessment of 2018 National Reform Programmes

EAPN presents its assessment of the 2018 National Reform Programmes in terms of poverty: Make participation a driver for social rights. This Report provides a synthesis of EAPN members’ assessment of their 2018 National Reform Programmes. It considers how far Member States have pursued policies which contribute to key social targets of Europe 2020 (poverty, employment and…

EAPN 2018 Future Of Europe Position Cover

The Future of Europe | EAPN contribution to the Discussion on The Future of Europe

The Euro crisis, austerity policies, BREXIT and the refuge/immigration crisis, among other factors, have led to the EU’s work model, its viability and the future of Europe being questioned by Eurosceptic or Europhobic parties. Nearly half of citizens do not trust the European institutions, and people also show low levels of confidence in their own…

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Making a difference to people in poverty? | EAPN Response to the Social Fairness Package 2018

EAPN presents its members’ response to the Social Fairness Package, Making a difference for people in poverty? Described as ‘the last major social initiative of the Juncker Commission’, it should be a next step in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The main elements of this Package are: an overarching Communication about…

EAPN 2018 CSRs Position Cover

More Audacity to fight Poverty and ensure Social Rights! | EAPN Assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs): More Audacity to Fight Poverty & Ensure Social Rights! On the 23rd May 2018, the European Commission adopted the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations and published a Communication. The European Pillar of Social Rights is clearly visible, highlighting key ‘social challenges’; the results for social rights is not…

2018 Future Of Work Analysis Cover EAPN

The Future of Work | Labour market trends and their implications for risks of poverty and social exclusion

EAPN presents its members’ analysis of the future of work – labour market trends and their implications for risks of poverty and social exclusion. The world of work is rapidly changing, and the recent economic and financial crisis as well as its aftermath, have rendered these changes more visible. Current research tends to emphasize the…


Making Social Rights the Compass in the European Semester! | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports & Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2018

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country Reports for EU Member States: Make Social Rights the Compass in the Semester! Members looked into to what extent the analysis and recommendations in them impact on poverty and social exclusion, in light of current policy developments in their own countries. The following aspects were also looked…

EAPN 2018 Gender Poverty Briefing Cover

Gender and Poverty in Europe

8 March 2018: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, EAPN presented its new briefing: Gender and Poverty in Europe. Both poverty and gender inequality are two forms of social injustice. They undermine human rights; the, wellbeing of individuals, and their capacity to develop their full potential in life (as emphasized in the human development…

Getting Results on Poverty and the Social Pillar? | EAPN Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2018

EAPN presents its full analysis of the 2018 Annual Growth Survey (AGS) and Draft Joint Employment Report. This follows a letter to President Juncker presenting EAPN’s proposals for the AGS 2018, which were based on our members’ review of the Semester and the NRPs 2017. Following the launch of the AGS 2018 in November, EAPN published an immediate Press Release:…