EAPN dedicates its first 2013 Mag to the EAPN Fund, launched with the King Baudouin Foundation, as a legacy of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Key for raising funds has been the Row4Rights initiative, for which teams of rowers have gathered funds themselves and taken part in a tremendous sporting event. On the other hand, thanks to the EAPN Fund, EAPN Hungary has managed to complete the Adult Life Entry Network project and EAPN Netherlands has been able to start anew. The EAPN Fund also financed the study visit in India for two EAPN activists with direct experience of poverty, with the support of Dignity International and Ekta Parishad, a people’s movement which initiated the march of the landless in 2012. Part of EAPN’s Fund is also the EAPN Award, open to NGOs and public entities who have promoted transnational learning and participation of people experiencing poverty.
In this time of ‘crisis’ and ‘austerity measures’, anti-poverty and advocacy networks of organizations like EAPN and its members at all levels need more than ever to be heard and taken seriously. Fundraising is a significant strategy to go further in different areas of action but it cannot in any case replace the need for public funding to support anti-poverty NGOs. As Hugh Frazer says it, “Supporting EAPN is a significant way to bring about change”.
- Launching the EAPN Fund – Supporting EAPN’s long-term sustainability
- INTERVIEW with Hugh Frazer, Chair of the EAPN Fund Management Committee
- EAPN Hungary and the Adult Life Entry Network project
- Row4Rights – A good cause and a fantastic challenge
- EAPN Netherlands : A new beginning
- Non-violent action and power of ‘disciplined walking’ to bring about social change
- EAPN Award for Transnational Inspiration and Learning