EAPN is convinced that transnational exchange is a prominent source of inspiration, bringing great added value to local, regional and national efforts to fight poverty and social exclusion.
The EAPN AWARD seeks to make visible the positive impact from transnational inspiration and learning and to recognize NGOs and public-sector entities who have initiated new positive approaches to fighting poverty and social exclusion in Europe that foster direct participation of people living in poverty, resulting from such transnational work.
- both the entity taking the new initiative and the entity that provided the source of the inspiration. The transnational inspiration and learning may have happened in the EU area or more globally, but the activity/policy/approach must be implemented in Europe;
- the impact on combating poverty and social exclusion;
- the extent to which it has fostered the participation of people with direct experience of poverty and social exclusion;
- the influence of the transnational inspiration and learning on the new activity/policy/approach adopted;
- the creativity the transnational learning has inspired.
An independent selection panel, appointed by the Fund Management Committee, selected the winners presented in the leaflet and links below. The members of the selection panel were Zsuzsa Ferge, from Hungary, Vera Hinterdorfer from Austria, Hugh Frazer, from Ireland and Chair of the Fund Management Committee.
“The main “moral” for me is twofold. On the one hand it is touching and amazing what a tremendous amount of goodwill, dedication, creativity exist around the world to alleviate suffering and to cover unmet needs. Civil society organisations are irreplaceable in finding good new answers to the increasing social ills. But the other side of the story is that unless much more state involvement and state funds are committed to these aims – and particularly their prevention – the results will remain partial, or unsustainable, or both. Of course state involvement in itself (without the spirit) is not enough. A difficult riddle.”
Zsuzsa Ferge, member of the Selection panel of the 2013 EAPN Award.
Open the Award leaflet here.
In addition to rewarding NGO and public-sector positive initiatives to fighting poverty and social exclusion fostering the direct participation of people experiencing poverty,the event was an opportunity for all present to discover the winning initatives and have a direct exchange with their protagonists.
The European Anti-Poverty Network and the EAPN Fund are proud to present the EAPN Award to
In recognition of their work in the field of fighting poverty and social exclusion, fostering transnational learning and the direct participation of people experiencing poverty
Photos: Rebecca Lee/EAPN. See more photos of the event on our Picasa site HERE.