02/12/2015 – EAPN has sent a letter to Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs (EPSCO Council) in view of their next meeting (07-08 Dec), where they will discuss proposals on improving EU Social Governance, a first response to the Annual Growth Survey, as well as the Recommendation on long-term unemployment. EAPN call on Social Ministers to set this within the context of a growing crisis of the EU project and to confirm the need for concrete progress now on the Social pillar and Social Europe rooted in real progress on participation, if EU credibility is not to crumble and sustainable solutions be found.
In its letter, the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), representing more than 6000 organisations across 31 countries, call on the Ministers to:
- Make real progress on social governance, social pillar and social EU
- Ensure integrated support for long-term unemployed based on active inclusion
- Concrete measures on participation now