Fundación Secretariado Gitano (Member of EAPN Spain): More EU Funds for labour insertion of disadvantaged groups in Spain, especially young people

26/06/2012 – The Spanish Minister of Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez, made public on 26th June a reallocation of ESF funds for the Operational Programme “Fight against Discrimination” (2007-2013), which aims to promote the labour insertion of the more disadvantaged groups, in particular, immigrants, Roma, excluded groups and disabled persons.

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EAPN co-signs EPHA letter to European Council: EU leaders must focus on sustainable, equitable Europe that fosters, and is sustained by, a healthy population

Ahead of the European Council and right after the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, please find attached an Open Letter to Heads of States that nine leading Members of the European Parliament and 65 leading trade unions, civil society organisations, health organisations and industry associations have signed up to, calling on Heads of States and governments to stop cutting essential health and welfare systems.

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Member States must support investment in a strong European Social Fund (ESF) if they are serious about Poverty Target

{jathumbnail}Brussels, 21 June 2012 – Today, 18 social NGOs have sent a joint letter to Prime Ministers ahead of their General Affairs Council meeting on 26th June, urging them to back the European Commission’s proposal on the Cohesion policy budget and on the European Social Fund (ESF) for social inclusion and fighting poverty.

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