Overview The Employment Subgroup of the EU ISG will monitor developments related to the Employment Guidelines (especially 7-9) of Europe 2020, the employment target, and employment policies in general, of the European Union and the Member States, as reflected in National Reform Programmes, National Social Reports, and others. The subgroup will work with a view…Details
EAPN speaks in Cyprus High Level Presidency Conference: Investing in Children: Preventing and tackling child poverty and social exclusion, promoting well-being
18-19/10, Nicosia – EAPN Estonia, Cyprus and EAPN secretariat participated in this important high level conference organized by the Cypriot Presidency aiming to send strong messages to the Commission and Council on the need to strongly back a Commission Recommendation on tackling Child Poverty and promoting well-being due in early 2013, as part of the Social Investment Package. Apart from the plenary sessions involving the Ministry, Commission and the Cypriot Children’s Parliament, a panel debate involving ministries approach to austerity was held, then 3 parallel workshop sessions on the 3 pillars of the upcoming Recommendation:Details
15-16/10 – This joint Trade Union conference provided evidence and debate on the crisis of the GDP-led growth model, and the role of public services in maximizing well-being and reducing inequalities.EAPN made interventions on the need to invest in adequate minimum income as well as public services, and the role of poverty as a key social determinant of health.Details
This Task Force comes under both Objective 1.2 and Objective 2.2 of the EAPN Strategic Plan. Objective 1.2: EAPN will work to support its members to effectively engage in public debates and national and European policy making, on poverty, social exclusion & inequality Objective 2.2: EAPN will provide opportunities for mutual exchange at bilateral and…Details
Dear members, The Structural Funds Task Force was aimed at producing a toolkit for its national networks and for other social NGOs, to get involved in the new programming period of Structural Funds (2014-2020). More precisely, it was designed to support their advocacy work and help them press their National Authorities to prioritise the new…Details
The Task Force involves joint activity between EAPN & Eurochild and will be an opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge, and to develop a common solid understanding of what child poverty. It aims to produce a coherent common advocacy document which spells out the key issues, the benefits and way forward to effective solutions which…Details
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…Details
Brussels, 15 October 2012 – The award of the Nobel Prize to the European Union for its contribution to peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights is, as President Barroso said, “a message of hope and confidence in the EU at a time when the EU faces a great challenge”. A great challenge indeed, as the EU’s response to the crisis attests to a three-fold failure: EU leaders have failed to deliver on its promises on poverty reduction, have in fact generated more poverty by ‘austerity-only’ driven policies, and neglected democratic fundamental principles. In its letter sent today to EU Prime Ministers and Heads of State ahead of the Council Meeting on 18 and 19 October, where they will discuss next steps on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, EAPN urges EU Leaders to demonstrate their commitment to a Social Union and to the safeguarding of democracy.
On 16 October, EAPN sent another letter to the Presidents of the EU, urging them to create a special fund to support organisations fighting poverty, exclusion and inequality.
As many of you know for the last year leaders of the Ekta Parishad (Indian Gandhian Movement working with landless people), with support from many other Indian and International NGOs, have been making State marches to document the reality for landless people in India and to press for political reform based on land rights.Details