Focusing on solutions to take and on the need to build alternative social and sustainable solutions, EAPN puts forward 10 steps for an inclusive Europe, and how to do it.
This paper, written by Dr Katherine Duffy, from EAPN UK, was drafted initially as a background discussion paper for the EAPN conference “Getting out the Crisis Together – Alternative approaches for an inclusive recovery”, on 23 September 2011. It was debated during its preparation with EAPN members from the EAPN Working Groups on Social Inclusion, Employment and Structural Funds together with the Executive Committee.
Following the presentation at the September conference, it has been substantially revised drawing on the evidence, arguments and views of a wide range of participants and alliances.
The paper draws on EAPN’s long-term experience in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, engaging with the Social OMC and the Lisbon Strategy and sets the search for solutions within the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy and beyond. It specifically builds on two EAPN reports on the social impact of the “crisis” and austerity measures, that are responsible for generating increased poverty in the European Union since 2008, as well as on EAPN’s 2011 analysis of the National Reform Programmes (NRPs).
EAPN welcomes the opportunity to work together with other actors sharing these views to build together a common agenda for action!
- Open and inclusive governance
- Save the euro
- Put full quality employment and social protection at the heart ofEurope
- Back the role of the state in delivering universal and equitable welfare and the EU role to guarantee standards
- Support a Social and Green New Deal: create more and better jobs and a social investment pact
- Get our resources fairly
- Distribute our wealth fairly
- Put people first
- Finance poorer regions and people
- Measure social progress
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