Active Inclusion Strategy

The European Commission put forward, in 2008, a Recommendation on the Active Inclusion of People Furthest from the Labour Market (click here to see the full text). The documentbuilds on the 1992 Council Recommendationon common criteria concerning sufficient resources and social assistance insocial protection systems (full text here), and was developed following public consultation, and…

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The European meetings of people experiencing poverty: A process going forward….

The 11th European Meeting of people experiencing poverty took place in Brussels on 10 & 11 May 2012 on the topic of “Homelessness and Housing Rights in the Context of the Crisis.” This year’s meeting was focused on three key questions: In relation to homelessness and housing rights what are the key differences that can be seen in 2012 as compared…

Fostering participation of people experiencing poverty in the work and structures of national networks and EAPN

A third aspect of participation that EAPN has been putting more energy into is fostering participation of people experiencing poverty in the work and structures of national networks and EAPN. Being a partnership of actors committed to fostering participation of people experiencing poverty, EAPN has been exploring how meaningful participation can be put in place,…

Mainstreaming participation of people with direct experience of poverty in policies that affect them

In parallel to the European Meetings of people experiencing poverty, EAPN has been looking at mainstreaming participation of people with direct experience of poverty in policies that affect them (see Open Method of Coordination page). Over the years, this has helped reflect on the way social policy priorities are established, carried out and monitored, and…