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…

Minimum Income Framework Directive | EAPN letter to Commissioner Schmit

Following the recently adopted EPSCO Council Conclusions on ”Strengthening Minimum Income Protection to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”, we wrote a letter to Commissioner Schmit asking him to show strong leadership and respond to the Conclusions by making an ambitious proposal for an EU Framework Directive to guarantee an…

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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…

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 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…

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)…

Working for a Green and Social Deal that ends poverty! | EAPN Response to the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020

On 17 December, the new European Commission adopted the ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2020 and Joint Employment Report (JER).  EAPN presents its full analysis of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy. 2019, EAPN wrote to President Juncker and President Von der Leyen presenting our key recommendations, drawn from our assessment of…

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…