October 2012-March 2013: in partnership with the National Democratic Institute, the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform is working on introducing a new legislative initiative on Minimum income in FYROM.
October 2012-March 2013: in partnership with the National Democratic Institute, the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform is working on introducing a new legislative initiative on Minimum income in FYROM.Details
In 2012, the European year for active ageing and solidarity between generations, SOS Malta organised a conference entitled ‘Informal Carers and Volunteering in the Community’.
In 2012, the European year for active ageing and solidarity between generations, SOS Malta organised a conference entitled ‘Informal Carers and Volunteering in the Community’.Details
EAPN President Sergio Aires speaks at Colloquium of GDF-Suez European Observatory on Energy and Water Scarcity
28/11 – Sergio Aires, President of EAPN, spoke at the Colloquium of the GDF-Suez European Observatory on Energy and Water Scarcity. He stressed the crucial need for a European and national integrated approaches to tackle energy poverty embracing its 3 causes: lack of adequate minimum income, rise in energy prices and poor energy efficiency in housing. He…Details
22-23/11 – Fintan Farrell, Director of EAPN, spoke in the workshop on employment and inclusion at the EU Equality Summit, organised by the Cypriot Presidency. He emphasized the link between discrimination and poverty and stressed that unless we address the growing levels on income inequalities (and the resulting levels of poverty) that the impact of this reality will undermine all the good work done in relation to anti-discrimination. This message was very strongly picked up in the conclusions of the Summit.Details
- Coming up soon: 18/12/2012 Seminar “ The impact of austerity on poverty”, Lisbon
- Launching of the book: “No one lives too long. Life is a moment”, in Lisbon, Palácio das Galveias, 19.30, 17/12 and Oporto, Casa do Infante, 16.30, 19/12.
Brussels, 27 November 2012 – EAPN welcomes President Barroso’s strong defense of the proposed EU Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, but also warns the amount suggested will not cover the growing needs. On the cohesion funds and the future of the European Social Fund, the only Fund investing in people rather than in infrastructures, EAPN will continue to run its campaign EU Money for Poverty Reduction Now! calling on Member States to approve the European Commission’s proposal, the only viable solution in that regard. EAPN also advocates for an end to the austerity approach, which has proven devastating and totally counterproductive.Details
26/11/2012 – EAPN has just published a new toolkit for its national networks and for other social NGOs, to support their advocacy work and help them press their National Authorities to prioritise the new social targets of Europe 2020, and especially the poverty reduction target by