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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…

Key action areas

Through the EAPN Services Group, in 2007/8 we have taken action on the following areas: 1) Monitoring the impact of the Services Directive on people experiencing poverty EAPN has developed an EAPN explainer and a Glossary on the Services Directive, explaining the specific relevant of the Services Directive and analysing the likely impact on EAPN…

EAPN’s key concerns

The refusal of the EU to establish a strong horizontal framework on all Services of General Interest as a balance to the liberalization of the market through the Services Directive and other sectoral initiatives. The unwillingness to affirm the overarching priority of a social Europe = guaranteeing the implementation of universal services obligations (accessible, affordable,…

EAPN action against the Services Directive: In defense of quality universal services

EAPN actively campaigned against the Services Directive since its inception, (known as the Bolkestein Directive) on three key areas: To get Services of General Interest excluded from the Directive. To get the specificity of social and health services recognized and excluded. To get the “country of origin” principle abolished, which could have led to social…