EAPN Key messages on the European Green Deal and the “Just Transition” | EAPN Reflection Paper

On 11 December 2019, the new Commission launched its proposals to launch a radical European Green Deal as the ‘new Green strategy for Growth and Jobs’, complemented by a Just Transition Mechanism and a Communication building a ‘strong social Europe for Just Transitions’. President Von der Leyen confirmed that the Green Deal must ‘leave nobody…

Voices from the ground | Covid-19

« We are all experiencing a terrible health crisis today, a deadly crisis, that is challenging another crisis that Europe is trying to combat. For many years there’s a crisis going on in Europe that has been devastating, namely the crisis caused by poverty. Everyday millions of people fight to be able to feed themselves…

EAPN calls for European leaders to clearly focus on protecting the most vulnerable from the impacts of Covid19 | letter for European Council 26 March 2020

EAPN and its members are concerned at the social and economic consequences of Covid19 on people at risk of poverty and social exclusion, their families, and other highly vulnerable groups, who are hit the hardest by the current crisis and need urgent support. We released a statement on 17 March, calling on all governments to…

National Networks’ Preparation

PEP Preparation Meeting | EAPN Austria EAPN Austria has chosen to focus on access to housing as their topic for this year’s meeting. The delegation chose this topic because a home is important to get a job, for your health and hygiene, your dignity, energy, and stability. There are problems with the housing centers in Austria, where…

EAPN welcomes new Director Leo Williams

EAPN is very pleased to welcome the new Director, Leo Williams. Leo will start working for EAPN as the Director on 9 January. Fintan Farrell, Acting Director will continue to work for EAPN as Project Manager. EAPN wishes to thank Fintan Farrell for all the dedication, commitment and great work done!       Leo Williams,…

European Commission launches consultation package on a European Pillar of Social Rights

08/03/2016 – the European Commission launched a public consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN welcomes an initiative that is rooted in a rights-based perspective. We hope that it can be an important step towards rebalancing the European Union agenda and giving social considerations, including the fight against poverty and social exclusion, their…

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European Commission launches consultation package on a European Pillar of Social Rights

08/03/2016 – the European Commission launched a public consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN welcomes an initiative that is rooted in a rights-based perspective. We hope that it can be an important step towards rebalancing the European Union agenda and giving social considerations, including the fight against poverty and social exclusion, their due place in the European architecture. EAPN particularly welcomes commitments on a wide number of key topics, grouped under three main headings: Equal opportunities and access to the labour market (education and training, security of contracts, supporting transitions, work-life balance, gender equality and equal opportunities), Fair working conditions (employment rights, wages, health and safety, social dialogue), and Adequate and sustainable social protection (social benefits – minimum income, unemployment, health and sickness, disability, pensions; services – care, child-, health- and long-term care, housing, transport, energy, financial, communications). EAPN will work closely with its members over the coming months to prepare a full response to the consultation and the initiative. 

The AGS behind, the Semester ahead | Great success for the Semester Alliance Hearing in the EP

On 1 March 2016 – (9.30-12.30), Sergio Gutierrez Prieto (S&D) and Marian Harkin (ALDE), with the EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester, hosted a very well-attended hearing The AGS behind, the Semester ahead, what proposals to make Europe 2020 more social, democratic and sustainable?  in the European Parliament. The Alliance presented…