A Socially Just and Poverty-Proof Green Deal | EAPN Capacity Building Report

Fifty million households around Europe are currently suffering from energy poverty. This means they cannot sufficiently light, heat or cool their homes. Energy poverty is rooted in structural causes – which span across the current economic, energy, climate, taxation, social, employment, welfare, health, and housing policies. The main drivers of energy poverty are low income,…

SOS Citizens of Ukraine | EAPN Statement

Brussels, 24 February 2022   The Executive Committee of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) strongly voices its most absolute rejection of any type of war and its justifications. EAPN urges the European Union and its national leaders to -among the possible decisions of today’s meeting-  agree on preventive and organizational measures to deal with the situation in which thousands of people…

Social and Labour Aspects of the Just Transition towards Climate Neutrality | EAPN Position Paper

For the preparation of the proposal for a Council Recommendation on a fair transition towards climate neutrality, the European Commission launched a consultation process with civil society organisations active in the areas of social rights and labour policies, in the last trimester of 2021. In the first section of this position paper, EAPN sets out…

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Briefing on guaranteeing the Right to Affordable Clean Energy for all Europeans | EAPN-EPSU

Together with EPSU (the European Public Service Unions) we contributed to the Briefing: the Right to Affordable Clean Energy for all Europeans! Energy poverty is already affecting over 50 million Europeans, and this number is growing frighteningly fast. Equal access to clean and affordable energy must be guaranteed within the EU transition towards climate neutrality…

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Adequate Minimum Income for All – The Time for EU Action is Now! | EAPN op-ed

On the occasion of the German Presidency Council Conclusions published this Monday 12 October, EAPN releases its statement on the vital need for EU Action on adequate Minimum Income. Poverty and inequality are rising again with the COVID-19 pandemic which has deepened existing inequalities (see EAPN COVID-19 report). Certain groups were always disproportionately at risk…

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2001 2001 1st People experiencing poverty EU meeting: When the Lisbon Strategy was approved, EAPN made all the efforts possible to include in the Open Method of Coordination an annual European meeting of people experiencing poverty formally as part of the process. However it was not possible to reach the necessary political… Read more 2002…

Slovenian Anti-Poverty Network

EAPN Slovenia recently joined our network (EAPN General Assembly, September 2019, Helsinki) “Slovenia is currently tackling many issues in regard to poverty and social exclusion, thus we want to establish stronger network and build strong alliances! We hope to achieve relevant changes in the society due to the fact that we gathered enthusiastic NGOs and…