EAPN serving as Expert for EESC Explanatory Opinion “Decent Minimum wages across Europe” | EAPN News

Since March, Mathias Maucher, EAPN Policy Officer, has participated as an invited expert in the “Diversity Europe Group” (Group III) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in drafting and discussing the EESC Explanatory Opinion “Decent Minimum Wage across Europe”. EAPN’s National Networks from Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden were also involved in…

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Provide Adequate Social Protection Benefits and make Social Protection Schemes Poverty-Proof | EAPN News

Mathias Maucher, EAPN Policy Officer, contributed to a panel debate organised by DG EMPL and ICF to contribute to the implementation of the principles set out in the Council Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and self-employed, as well as the European Pillar of Social Rights. The seminar investigated how to ensure and finance an adequate…

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EAPN Response to the EC Consultation to the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee

On 19 August, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee. EAPN welcomes the commitment shown by the European Commission to progress towards the development of a Child Guarantee which can have an impact on Child Poverty, with a strong implementation and monitoring framework, including through EU funds. However,…

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Interview Semaine de l’Europe | BAPN & EAPN news

The poverty levels throughout the European Union increase significantly. Even prior to the pandemic, 109 million people in Europe were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Covid-19 only aggravated the situation. On top of that, climate change becomes ever more urgent, and a green transition has been rightfully determined as top priority for European…

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Minimum Income Framework Directive | EAPN letter to Commissioner Schmit

Following the recently adopted EPSCO Council Conclusions on ”Strengthening Minimum Income Protection to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”, we wrote a letter to Commissioner Schmit asking him to show strong leadership and respond to the Conclusions by making an ambitious proposal for an EU Framework Directive to guarantee an…

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