Participants also explored the link between sectorial economic subsidy and welfare arguments, the disastrous impact of microfinance models encouraged by international organisations, such as the World Bank, in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the need for better statistical coordination and real mapping of poverty in the country. EAPN will follow up on the meeting, trying to explore possibilities of creating a national anti-poverty network initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
11/10 – EAPN hosted a group of Turkish NGO representatives involved in a project on youth and participation, coordinated by the Social Policy Forum of Istanbul Bilgi University. The meeting focused on understanding the functioning of European networks, building strong internal governance and encouraging participation of people experiencing poverty and social exclusion: mechanisms, models, approaches, recommendations. The meeting was also an opportunity to renew contacts with anti-poverty organisations in Turkey and to explore possibilities of establishing a national network. EAPN will continue to explore such opportunities in the future.