Review – Progress Towards Europe 2020
The latest edition of the EAPN Ireland Review focuses on the Europe 2020 strategy and its implementation, with a particular focus on the poverty target. It contains a briefing on the strategy and a report from workshops carried out in September which looked at the commitments to address poverty and the actual reality throughout the country. The report highlights the impact of the recession and the austerity measures taken by Government and proposals for change from participants. The Review also contains articles from contributors on the Education and Employment targets in the Europe 2020 strategy and blogs from three new TDs (member of the Irish Parliament) on the development of a more social Europe. Download Publication.
Government needs to act immediately to protect the most vulnerable or it will condemn people to live in poverty for decades
09/11 – As the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton attends her first Social Inclusion Forum the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland and the Community Workers Cooperative (CWC) call on her to recognise the critical impact the crisis is having on the most vulnerable in society and to take immediate action to address this in Budget 2012. Read more on EAPN Ireland website. Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, was one of the key note speakers of the Social Inclusion Forum.