The Third Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, one of the Flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, took place on 26-27 November 2013 in Brussels. Over 50 EAPN national members participated, as well as European Organisations members of EAPN. As in previous years, EAPN spoke in a number of settings during the Convention. EAPN was also active in workshops and side events.Details
20/11/2013 – EAPN together with other social/health NGOs (EPHA, Age-Platform, Eurodiaconia, Social Platform and Caritas Europa ) took joint action on the EP Resolution on the Social Dimension of the EMU to be voted on in plenary tomorrow, 21st November. The letter calls for support to amendment 10 proposing that economic and social indicators are put on an equal footing, in order to support coherent EU policy approach and rejection of amendment 9 which would limit the engagement of stakeholders to only social partners, excluding civil society. Social NGOs hope for a strong resolution that can help to press for an effective implementation of this new Commission attempt to strengthen the Social Pillar in the EMU.Details
Brussels, 22 November 2013 – From 18 till 20 June, on the Esplanade in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, EAPN held the 12th Meeting of People experiencing poverty on “What we can learn from the experiences of poverty today”. Gathering delegations of people experiencing poverty and activists from all the EU countries, this meeting was also an significant event in the calendar of the 2013 European Year of the Citizen. The reports are now available.Details
Brussels, 18/11/2013 – During the meeting, Commissioner Andor reconfirmed his commitment to such EU-level meetings of people experiencing poverty. He pointed out that systematic involvement of people experiencing poverty in decision-making at national and European levels leads to more effective social measures, and added that such meetings “send a clear and important message that we want Europe to be inclusive.” Regarding timing,
01/11 – FEANTSA Policy Statement Time for the EU to Act on Homelessness! and Feantsa Participation Toolkit – “Get a different result…get people participating”
15/10 – Eurodiaconia has published a summary of members’ analysis of the European Semester 2013.
09-10/12/2013, The “Housing First International Conference: Ending homelessness” will be held in Lisboa, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
09-10/12/2013, The “Housing First International Conference: Ending homelessness” will be held in Lisboa, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.Details
EAPN France and its members, as well as EAPN, support the European Elections Campaign “Making Europe more social and supportive: it does concern me! Europe is about us!” which has a common approach towards several non-profit associations and organisations.