EAPN France, organised a Special European Seminar on fuel and food insecurity on Wednesday 1 June from 10am to 5pm as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The goal of this special day was to exchange with and for people experiencing poverty in the different EU member states, as well as to compare the responses provided by their governments and the European Union.
This seminar was organised in partnership with the Permanent Representation of the European Commission in France, the Délégation interministérielle à la prévention et à la lutte contre la pauvreté (DIPLP), the Petits Frères des Pauvres, Secours Catholique, ReVivre dans le monde, the Salvation Army, the Conseil National des Personnes Accompagnées, and the UNIOPSS.
It was structured around testimonies of people experiencing poverty and NGO representatives from EAPN France and other national EAPNs (Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Ireland.) who put forward proposals to improve public policies in these two areas at both French and European level, and brought them to the attention of the French central administrations, the European Commission and the MEPs present.