Pressing for more effective, participative National Action Plans and OMC on Inclusion

For the last 10 years, EAPN has actively promoted the need for a dynamic, integrated national action plan process involving wide-spread stakeholder involvement within the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) that develops effective policies to tackle the multidimensionality of poverty. EAPN has argued for improved measures to ensure equal access to rights, resources and services…

Building towards 2010

The European Year against poverty in 2010 is a crucial moment, to stocktake on progress made and to implement a social pact with decision-makers on the necessary future measures to eradicate poverty. In 2007, EAPN has been actively involved in the preparation and proposals for the year, and in promoting debate amongst all stakeholders. In…

Europe 2020 Strategy

{jathumbnail off images=”images/stories/pictures/news/key-docs.png”} Since the launch of the original Lisbon strategy in 2000, EAPN has pressed for the implementation of a balanced and sustainable social, economic and environmental vision for Europe. Following the revision of the Lisbon Strategy in 2005, EAPN has highlighted the dangers of a narrow focus on “growth and jobs’ which reduces…

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Getting more participation by people experiencing poverty…

Participation by people experiencing poverty and social exclusion is a challenge that has grown over the years since EAPN was founded. EAPN  mainly concentrate its efforts around three main areas: The European meetings of people experiencing poverty Mainstreaming participation of people with direct experience of poverty in policies that affect them Fostering participation of people…

Governance and civil dialogue

Finding its roots in the participation of excluded groups in the decisions that affect them, EAPN has been actively involved in the promotion of civil dialogue between EU institutions and civil society. Such dialogue can be seen as a way to bridge the gap between the EU and its citizens through a more direct participation…

Issues we focus on…

{jathumbnail off}As one of the main partners of the European institutions on the European strategy to combat social exclusion, we keep under close review Community policies and programmes likely to impact on groups facing poverty and social exclusion. Among the main policy areas we follow, EAPN has prioritised the following key issues: Social inclusion Employment…