EUIS Group Documents

The EU Inclusion Strategies Group provides mutual support to Networks for the development of National Strategies and plans to fight poverty and will engage with EU Institutional arrangements and Strategies (Europe 2020, Social OMC, Employment Strategy, Platform Against Poverty, Structural Funds) to see to which extent they can be used to support the implementation of such strategies. They will also assess the strengths and weaknesses of these EU Strategies and policies. It decided to work in three sub groups (see below). One day a year it will report to the Executive Committee (Steering group members will attend the Exco meeting for this) and bring forward any key strategic decisions for debate and adoption by the Exco.

Key policy reference documents for the group

Meeting documents

Documents: March 2020 – online work replacing Madrid meeting (for Webinars see below!)

Documents: 14-15 September 2019 – Helsinki

Evaluation results

 

Documents: 14-15 June 2019

Agenda

Documents: 21-23 March 2019

Agenda


Documents: 27-29 September 2018

Practical info

Agenda

 

Documents: 5-6 July 2018

Documents: 8-10 March 2018

-Press event on Gender and Poverty (8 March 2018)

Documents: 19-20 October 2017

Documents: 16-17 June 2017

Documents: 17-18 March 2017

Documents: 27-28 October 2016

Documents: 17-18 June 2016

Documents: 4-5 March 2016

Follow-up documents

Documents: 8-10 October 2015

Follow-up documents

Documents: 2 July 2015

Documents: 6-7 February 2015

Let’s Not Leave Them Behind- Italian Seminar, February 5th 

Follow-up documents

The third meeting this year was held on 3 (pm) – 4 October 2014 in Brussels, with a policy seminar on the mid-term review of Europe 2020 on the 3rd in the morning. The first meeting of 2015 will be on 6-7 February 2015 in Rome.

Documents: 3-4 October 2014

Follow-up documents

Documents: 15-17 May 2014

Follow-up documents

Documents: 7-8 February 2014

Documents: October 2013 meeting

Agenda for Spanish child poverty seminar, 24 October 2013

Follow-up documents

Documents: May 2013 meeting

Follow-up documents

Documents: February 2013 meeting

Follow-up documents

Task Forces

Two policy Task Forces were created in 2015:

Task Force on Social Innovation 

The Task Force aims at providing better knowledge and understanding of social innovation to EAPN members, and inform them about the possibilities to improve social inclusion in Member States and EU-wide, through various innovative social inclusion practices, and through EU/national funding. The Task Force will produce a Briefing on social innovation, will develop criteria / checklist for good practice in social innovation and collect relevant examples from the EAPN membership.

Task Force on Monitoring the 20% of poverty in the ESF

The main aim of the TF is to monitor the implementation of the (at least) 20% of the European Social Fund (ESF) on poverty and the partnership principle and to propose guidelines for better implementation. It will produce a key instrument to easily monitor the implementation of the ESF with a concrete focus on the commitment of using the funds and the partnership principle/code of conduct confirming what our vision of what the fight against poverty should measure. It will also provide guidelines for actions that would deliver on the commitments and lobby on its findings.

Three policy Task Forces were created in 2013:

Task Force on Decent Work

The Task Force will elaborate a Concept and Feasibility Note regarding the implementation of an EAPN-wide Living Wage campaign, on the model of the one developed successfully in Scotland, and will prepare a Campaign Guide and other ancillary campaign materials to support members in implementing such an initiative.

Task Force on Migration

The Migration Task Force will produce a report on how to ensure migrants’ integration in times of crisis and austerity; enable learning amongst all EAPN members, and foster policy debate on the issue both at national and EU level.

Task Force on Toolkit and Guidelines for structured dialogue of stakeholders (including people experiencing poverty) in Europe 2020

The main output of the Task Force will be EAPN shadow guidelines for effective stakeholder engagement including people experiencing poverty, at national and EU level in Europe 2020, which would be targeted at policy makers. A secondary output is to be a toolkit/pack to support all members and building on existing members work. The outputs would form part of a capacity building session in the EUIS.

Three policy Task Forces were created in 2012:

Task Force to produce a Child Poverty and Well-being explainer

It aims to produce a coherent common advocacy document which spells out the key issues, the benefits and way forward to effective solutions which can support the implementation and follow-up of the Child Poverty and Well-being Recommendation.

Task Force to produce a Structural Funds Toolkit for Social NGOs

The Structural Funds Task Force produced a toolkit for its national networks and for other social NGOs, to get involved in the new programming period of Structural Funds (2014-2020).

Task Force on the Social Impact of the Troika arrangements 

The objective of the Task Force is to examine the impact on poverty and social inclusion of the EU/IMF/ECB programme arrangements, particularly in Greece, Ireland, Portugal & Romania) and to produce a short publication.

Materials for webinars/capacity buildings/conferences

EUISG Webinar – Poverty Watches 2021, poverty concept and indicators, projects, 20 April 2021

EUISG Webinar – What way forward, 24 March 2021

EUISG Webinar – Looking back-Looking forward, 1 December 2020

Capacity building webinar on members’ engagement in the European Semester, 19 November 2020

VIEW THE RECORDING:

https://youtu.be/P_risvkIUnw

 

Gender Mainstreaming workshop with ExCo, 13 November 2020

EUISG webinar on European Semester, 30 September 2020 (AM)

EUISG webinar on 2020 Poverty Watches, 24 September 2020 (AM)

EUISG webinar on Implementation of Pillar of Social Rights, 17 September 2020 (AM)

EUISG webinar on key advocacy, 25 June 2020 (PM)

EUISG webinar on the European Semester, 25 June 2020 (AM)

EUISG webinar on Poverty Watches, 2 June 2020

EUISG webinar on COMM’ON guidelines, 19 May 2020

EUISG webinar on EPSR consultation – adequate income, 6 May 2020

EUISG webinar on COVID-19 impacts, 23 April 2020

 

EUISG webinar on the Country Reports, 2 April 2020

WEBINAR – Strengthening and making EAPN’s engagement in the European Semester more effective, 2-12-2019

Agenda

Presentations: Introduction by Sian Jones, EAPN Policy Coordinator; Civil Dialogue by Stefan Iszkowski, DG Employment, European Commission; EAPN Ireland’s engagement by Paul Ginnell, EAPN Poland’s engagement by Ryzard Szarfenberg

Toolkit on engagement, 2019

CONFERENCE – Social Protection for All!, 5-07-2018

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/eapns-annual-conference-2017-learning-from-the-past-to-beyond-2020/ 

And the full notes from the table discussions, here.

CONFERENCE – Learning from the past to beyond 2020 – What EU strategy to fight poverty, social exclusion & inequality?, 15-06-2017

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/eapns-annual-conference-2017-learning-from-the-past-to-beyond-2020/ 

And the report from the internal session, here.

CONFERENCE – From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016) – What future for the fight against poverty?, 16-06-2016

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/eapns-2016-annual-conference-from-the-delors-white-paper-1993-to-the-eu-pillar-of-social-rights-2016-what-future-for-the-fight-against-poverty-in-europe/ 

CONFERENCE – CAN THE SEMESTER DELIVER ON POVERTY & PARTICIPATION?, 9-10-2015

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/eapn-2015-annual-policy-conference-can-the-semester-deliver-on-poverty-and-participation

ROUND TABLE AND SEMINAR – HOW WILL THE MID-TERM REVIEW REDUCE POVERTY AND INEQUALITY?, 3/10/2014

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/3-10-eapn-s-2014-annual-conference-how-will-the-mid-term-review-reduce-poverty-and-inequality

WORKSHOP & DEBATE ON EUROPE 2020 – WHAT PROGRESS ON POVERTY & PARTICIPATION?, 30/09/2013

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/eapn-2013-annual-conference-part-i-what-progress-on-poverty-and-participation

Evaluation: English

CONFERENCE – ELECTION CHAMPIONS FOR A SOCIAL EUROPE, 1/10/2013

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/eapn-2013-annual-conference-part-ii-european-parliament-elections-2014-electing-champions-for-a-social-europe

Evaluation: English

For the internal work on our campaign around the European elections, see the Campaigns section of the Members’ Room.

CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING – POVERTY IN THE EU: BUILDING A COMMON VISION FOR ACTION, 27/09/2012

Programme: English French

Background note on EAPN position on Poverty Definition, Indicators & the Poverty Target: English (only)

Final report: English – Résumé en français

Presentations:

Workshops:

Evaluation: English

EAPN CONFERENCE – IS EUROPE 2020 DELIVERING ON POVERTY? 28/09/2012

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/save-the-date-for-eapns-conference-28092012-is-europe-2020-delivering-on-poverty

Evaluation: English

CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING – SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE CRISIS, 22/09/2011

EAPN CONFERENCE – GETTING OUT OF THE CRISIS TOGETHER, 23/09/2011

Access all documentation here: https://www.eapn.eu/23092011-eapns-conference-on-the-crisis

Evaluation: English

Archive of folder meeting documents

Documents: November 2012 meeting

Follow-up documents

Documents: May 2012 meeting

Evaluation of the meeting

Follow-up documents

Documents: February 2012 meeting 

Evaluation of the meeting

Follow-up documents