On its 10th anniversary, EAPN calls for adequate minimum income in Spain and Europe
Madrid, January 24, 2014. EAPN Spain (EAPN-ES) today celebrates 10 years of renewing its commitment to the most vulnerable people in Spain. In these years, the Network has established itself as a firm commitment of NGOs in social action politically influence the achievement of a just and cohesive society.
The European Anti- Poverty Network ( EAPN ) is a European Platform of Social Organisations that work and fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union, including ours, Spain , where, after a major effort dialogue and work we have consolidated and articulated to the Network throughout the country, and in which entities are represented state , regional , provincial, local and even neighborhood . Currently , EAPN -ES is composed of 19 regional networks and 16 state-level entities , all of no-profit, social order and a common denominator : the eradication of poverty and social exclusion.
The economic and financial crisis has had a major impact on the waterline of the welfare state , especially on the quality of life of the most vulnerable people, who have suffered more than one social cuts and rights derived therefrom . On this anniversary , we demand the need for a minimum wage in Europe and Spain , as an essential part in the fight against impoverishment suffered by the Spanish society and increasing inequality. A strategy to boost productive investment to generate quality jobs , which together with a well-articulated low income , generated in a process of inclusive economic development is required .
In this scenario , thanks to the work, effort and dedication of all persons and entities that constitute the Network EAPN Spain continues, every day , responding to the demand on the part of organized civil society, a social outlet crisis that puts people at the top of the political agenda.