The Finnish Federation for Social Welfare and Health (STKL) gives annually a Social Protection Award for distinguished work in the field of social welfare and health. The award comprises a Drummer-boy statuette by sculptor Raimo Heino and a certificate of honour.
In 2010 the Executive Committee of STKL has decided to give the award to the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN). In presenting the award the President of STKL, Raimo Lindberg said that with the award they “wish to acknowledge the persistent and resolute fight against poverty and inequality that has been carried out by EAPN”. While acknowledging that “we have a long way to go to achieve real change… the work of EAPN has achieved remarkable results as is indicated by the fact that the reduction of poverty has been made one of the main goals of the Europe 2020 strategy”.