2020 does not only mark the beginning of a new decade but also the 30 years anniversary of EAPN. During the last three decades, EAPN has grown into the largest European network of 32 national, regional & local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs, grassroots groups and 13 European Organisations, active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. We worked hard to end poverty and to create more and better spaces for People Experiencing Poverty (PeP) to participate. As EAPN, we believe that the people who are experiencing the problems have the strongest sense of the real solutions. It is our role to amplify and make their voices count. We are therefore thrilled to celebrate our achievements, together with our members.
However, it is a poor celebration in the sense that poverty is still the reality for many. It is thus with mixed feelings that we enter our 30th year of activities. Nonetheless, we believe that it is crucial to acknowledge the progress we made. We will do so throughout this year with the organisation of several events on national and EU level.
The Time Is Now! We are determined to do our best to avoid witnessing another decade scarred by poverty!