08/08 – EAPN Spain expressed its serious concerns following the enforcement of a new piece of legislation (Royal Decree) , retrieving the right to universal health care for undocumented people, a basic, fundamental and inalienable right. read more on EAPN Spain website and see also PICUM’s reaction.
13/09/2012 – BAPN, regional anti-poverty networks, trade unions, mutual societies and other civil-society actors gather within a national Platform for a national demonstration on 30th September in Brussels, to urge the federal Government to respond to crucial claims with regard to employment, income, pensions and social services & rights. Access website in French and Dutch.
EAPN participates in conference on political representation – Working Paper Interdisciplinary Views on Political Representation in the EU
Sian Jones, Policy Coordinator for EAPN, participated in a conference on political representation in Exeter on 24-26 May 2012, held by the European Institute of the University of Exeter. All participants gave input on 4 main questions, compiled in the following working paper: Interdisciplinary Views on Political Representation in the EU. (Sian Jones input from…Details
29/08 – EAPN and the European Public Services Union wrote a letter to MEP Kathleen VAN BREMPT calling on her and the European Parliament, who have played a major role in putting the issue of energy poverty and its impact on low-income households on the European agenda, to do so again with regard to the…Details
EAPN challenges National Governments to come clean about whether they back EU money for poverty reduction
Brussels, 13 September – Social NGOs and the European Parliament are strongly backing the Commission’s proposal for increased funding for fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion.Details
EAPN’s core demands well reflected in in its input from 2012 in new SPC report on Tackling child poverty and promoting child well-being
The new SPC report on Tackling child poverty and promoting child well-being was adopted on 27 June. The annex of the report includes the summary of stakeholder consultation, including EAPN’s. This will form the basis of the Communication and the Recommendation on Child Poverty due out by the end of the year. EAPN’s core demands in its input from 2012, are well reflected, particularly in an increased focus on adequate income support – including access to quality jobs and social protection/social security “considering the different costs related to different age ranges and complementing income support through in-kind benefits e.g. childcare, health, housing, etc. including ‘maintaining an appropriate balance between universal policies and targeted approaches’.Details
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Read here the interview broadcasted in Euronews with Sérgio Aires, President of EAPN. And check the video on their website.Details
GET ORGANISED: Strengthening our base and the impact of our action A space for member-led learning, exchange and development co-organised with Dignity International EAPN’s Learning Forum: 21-25 May, Laulasmaa, Estonia Under the 2012-2014 Strategic Plan, EAPN decided to organise an EAPN Learning Forum in 2013. The Learning Forum was an open member-led meeting addressing core…Details