EAPN, urges that the following key messages emerge clearly from the review of the Lisbon agenda: the need to achieve a balance between Social, Employment and Economic Policies; the need to maintain a visible and effective EU Inclusion strategy as part of the EU Social Policy Agenda.
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.
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
Final declaration of the 1999 EAPN General Assembly: ‘Sharing the wealth: fighting the root causes of poverty and social exclusion’
EAPN calls for a fairer sharing of wealth based on the principle of equal and effective access to fundamental rights for all and the primacy of human over market values.