A third aspect of participation that EAPN has been putting more energy into is fostering participation of people experiencing poverty in the work and structures of national networks and EAPN.
Being a partnership of actors committed to fostering participation of people experiencing poverty, EAPN has been exploring how meaningful participation can be put in place, what are the obstacles to that, and how we can strengthen this in our organisations both at national and European levels.
To this extent, EAPN will produce a publication looking at various approaches to mainstreaming participation of people experiencing poverty in the structures and work of National Networks. This publication will also serve as a basis for creating the right conditions to making EAPN Europe’s work more accessible and more inclusive of people experiencing poverty.
2009 is a crucial reflection year to advance this work.