23/04/13 – by Nicoletta Teodosi, Cilap Eapn Italy – The latest tragic news reports, three person suicides due to financial problems, confirm that social services are experienced as an indignity. Confirms the sense of marginality in which a person can find him/herself in a particular moment in their lives.Details
When the price of bread rises, who worries?
Young or old, alone or in a couple, with or without children, unemployed, worker or retired, people’s daily lives are riddled with problems due to lacking money.Details
KISA (Movement for the Support of Migrants), member of EAPN Cyprus – A victim of labour trafficking is missing
A victim of labour trafficking is missing and is desperately sought by his family, friends and KISA for the last 15 days. The case was reported two weeks ago by KISA, first at the police’s Office for Combating Trafficking (OCT) and then at the local police station of the area where the victim lived and…Details
On April 15 we will deliver to the Parliament the over 50 thousand signatures for a GARANTEED MINIMUM INCOME
The Campaign for a Guaranteed Minimum Income, launched in 2012, collected more than 50 thousand signatures throughout Italy but this country has not had a political government to whom deliver such a request since December 2012.
We can’t wait any longer!Details
Download here the EAPN Briefing on the Social Investment Package.
25 million children in the European Union (EU) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion – that isone child in every four. Most of these children grow up in poor families, who are increasingly struggling to provide them with a decent life. This is a social crime in an EU that prides itself on…Details
25 million children in the European Union (EU) are at risk of poverty or social exclusion – that is one child in every four. Most of these children grow up in poor families, who are increasingly struggling to provide them with a decent life. This is a social crime in an EU that prides itself on its social model, an attack on fundamental rights and a failure to invest in people and in our future. Can the EU afford the price?Details
Leading human rights organisations meet in Dublin with Irish Presidency to strategise on action to move forward the fight against child poverty in the EU
Dublin, 10 April 2013 – One in four children in the European Union is at risk of poverty, or already experiencing it. That equals 25.3 million children.In the wake of the economic crisis and austerity measures poverty levels are escalating across the continent, particularly child poverty. A recent European Commission Recommendation calls on EU governments to “invest in children – to break the cycle of disadvantage”1.Details
In Dublin, on 10-11 April 2013, EAPN, Eurochild and UNICEF organised a political roundtable and advocacy seminar “Taking action to fight child poverty and to promote child well-being”. This was also the occasion for EAPN and Eurochild to present their explainer on child poverty and well-being in the EU, and for Unicef to present their Report Card 11 on child well-being.Details