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DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in the European Commission Calls for proposals Calls for tender DG Justice in the European Commission The Commission makes direct financial contributions in the form of grants to projects or organisations which help implement EU programmes or policies. To apply for grant funding, you must reply to open calls…

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EAPN to provide input to EESC hearing on “European Minimum Income and poverty indicators” on 28 May 2013

28/05 – from 9:30 to 13:00 the EESC will organise a hearing on ‘European minimum income and poverty indicators’. The idea is to reflect on a better measurement of poverty and on the challenges of adopting a European minimum income scheme. The hearing will bring together experts and people involved in advocacy work to contribute to the EESC opinion. EAPN will provide an expert input on both elements. 

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Social Services, crisis and suicides in Italy

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. Conversely Social Services are places where one can be heard and more often than not, find answers. Modesty and shame are the prevalent feelings accompany the people used to live their own lives with dignity and never ask for anyone’s help.

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