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

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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…

EAPN Assessment of the 2020 Country-Specific Recommendations | Position Paper

On 20 May, the College of Commissioners adopted the European Commission’s Spring Package, including Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) for 28 Member States surveillance reports for Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. The 2020 CSRs were expected to reflect the ‘new’ direction of the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, “promoting competitive sustainability to build economy that works for people and…

EAPN Input to the consultation on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights | EAPN Position Paper

In this document, EAPN sets out its proposals for an Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), as a part of its response to the European Commission’s public consultation. It builds on EAPN’s policy position papers on the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) developed together since its launch with its…

EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income

This EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income presents and updates EAPN’s priorities, proposals and demands as regards to adequate income. It covers both adequate minimum income (MI) and fair minimum wages (MW), including living wages, and largely builds upon earlier policy work by EAPN and the EMIN Network. Why an EAPN Position Paper on Adequate…

Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of EU’s COVID-19 Response | EAPN’s Assessment

In this report, we present our members’ assessment of the 2020 Country Reports in the context of COVID19, monitoring progress on poverty and social rights through the Europe 2020 poverty target, the implementation of the EPSR and the SDGs as well as follow up on 2019 Country-specific Recommendations. This includes an assessment of progress on participation of…

Ensuring Education, Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning | EAPN Report

EAPN has a long-standing interest around the issue of education and its many aspects of access, affordability, quality and equal opportunities, which are crucial in the empowerment of people experiencing poverty and their integration in society. The links between education, training, lifelong learning and poverty and social exclusion are manifold. EAPN advocates for the right to universal,…

2019PEP | The Time is Now to make Europe poverty free!

The 2019 PeP Meeting took place on 18 and 19 November, at the beginning of a new term of the European Commission and European Parliament. During this meeting, we took the opportunity to raise awareness about the history of PeP meetings, organised since 2000, and to present the political priorities that people experiencing poverty (PeP)…