June 2015 – Wonder how people bear the brunt of welfare reforms? Watch this film and you’ll get a good sense of it. The Dole Animators are a group of benefit claimants based in the UK who worked together to make an animated documentary about the reality of the impact of the government’s recent welfare reforms.
October 2013 – EAPN NL had a meeting of old and new organizations which were/are interested in co operating with EAPN NL in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. We were hoping to have at least a few new –might be- members present. So we were positively surprised to see that 8 new organizations, working on local, regional and national level attended this meeting.
Contra la Pobreza (“Against Poverty”) is a spot that brings us closer to the reality of poverty and social exclusion http://vimeo.com/77056494
In this video, community activists speak about five common myths commonly used by the media. The Stick Your Labels Campaign aims to raise awareness of poverty issues to support people…
Dec 2012 – This video (http://youtu.be/4bLfywa7IS0) was made for the National Conference against poverty and for social inclusion (Dec 2012), which gathered the French Government, public administration services, NGOs working with People experiencing poverty and People experiencing poverty themselves. All these stakeholders have worked together in thematic workshops for the preparation of the event. The National Council on the fight against poverty and exclusion now has an “Collège” (group) of People experiencing poverty, which is now the 8th Collège member of the National Council.
23/04/13 – by Nicoletta Teodosi, Cilap Eapn Italy
The latest tragic news reports, three person suicides due to financial problems, confirm that social services are experienced as an indignity. Confirms the sense of marginality in which a person can find him/herself in a particular moment in their lives. Conversely Social Services are places where one can be heard and more often than not, find answers. Modesty and shame are the prevalent feelings accompany the people used to live their own lives with dignity and never ask for anyone’s help.
22/02 – Fintan Farrell was interviewed at Conference on poverty and inequality – the paradox of democracies at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Watch Fintan Farrell’s interview here #EAPN Link…
23/09/12 – Sian Jones, EAPN’s policy coordinator co-organising EAPN’s 2012 annual conference “Is Europe 2020 delivering on poverty?”, explains why it is crucial that the EU changes tack NOW. Europe is in crisis, but European Governments continue to implement austerity measures as the only solution to solve it. EU leaders have a key role in this, as they keep pressing Governments to apply them. Austerity measures, which have a direct impact on poverty: cuts on services, benefits, on the quality of jobs, undermine any kind of recovery and push more and more people into poverty and extreme poverty. The situation is appalling and needs a change of tack, NOW.
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EAPN Video on employment activation policies is OUT!
EAPN has just released its video on employment activation policies and practices in 4 European countries.