26/04/2016 – EAPN presents its full assessment of the 2016 Country Reports, released on 26 February 2016, and puts forward proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), based on inputs from National Networks European Organisations in our membership. EAPN wants the European Semester to deliver results on the Europe 2020 goals of inclusive and sustainable growth, and to deliver on…
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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.
Other EAPN policy papers on…
Building Security, Giving Hope: EAPN Assessment of the National Strategic Reports on Social Protection and Social Inclusion (2008-10) Read
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
Participation and civil Dialogue
Barometer Report | EAPN’s Monitoring the implementation of the 20% of the European Social Funds for the fight against poverty
21/03/2016 – Today EAPN released its Barometer Report – Monitoring the implementation of the (at least) 20% of the European Social Fund that should be devoted to fight against poverty during the period 2014-2020 at a side-event organised by EAPN at the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2016. The aim of this report is to…
This paper outlines, in brief, the position of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and other related free-trade agreements. It tries to point out the potential consequences of these agreements, in their current form, on poverty and social exclusion in European countries. The basis for this input is…
More social investment – but not social rights, standards or integrated poverty strategy based on participation 16/12/2015 – Following our proposals for the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) sent to President Juncker in October, and a press release at the end of last month upon its adoption, this paper sets out EAPN’s fuller response, based on…
EAPN’s Annual Policy Conference (09/10/2015), held in partnership with and hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), built on EAPN’s Assessment of the 2015 National Reform Programmes, giving evidence that poverty and participation must be put at the heart of the European Semester. The conference was opened by President Martin Schulz (video included…
3/12/2015 – EAPN welcomes the proposal by the European Commission for a Recommendation on long-term unemployment as useful and timely. While a number of positive elements are put forward, we feel that some of these could have been further explored and complemented, and some important dimensions of the challenge have been overlooked.
EAPN Assessment of the National Reform Programmes 2015 – Can the Semester Deliver on Poverty and Participation?
09/10/2015 – Today EAPN released its EAPN Assessment of the National Reform Programmes 2015 –Can the Semester Deliver on Poverty and Participation? at its Annual Policy Conference held in partnership with and at the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The report, strongly welcomed by the attendance including high-level representatives, provides a…
Report on income and social protection for the EU Drivers Project: Synthesis of case-study evidence compiled by European Anti-Poverty Network
02/02/2015 – As part of the ‘DRIVERS for Health Equity’ project, EAPN published a report and synthesis of case-study evidence on income and social protection, which is a joint EAPN and Centre for health Equity Studies (CHESS) work. Authored by Fiona McHardy with Olle Lundberg, this research undertook a case study approach exploring in a…
12/04/2015 – EAPN has issued its Proposals regarding the new European Commission’s Integrated Guidelines in the economic and employment fields. This 6-page document summarises the new guidelines, their potential and shortfalls as well as a set of 7 recommendations: 1) Guidelines must deliver on Europe 2020 goals and targets, 2) Inclusive Investment means Social Investment,…
27/07/2015 – EAPN has released its briefing on Juncker’s EU Investment Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). As a consequence of the economic crisis, the level of investment in the EU has dropped significantly since its peak in 2007, by about 15%. The former Barroso Commission had been characterized by the austerity…