EAPN secretariat and EAPN Estonia participated in the launch conference on Learning for Well Being: a policy priority for children and youth in Europe – a movement for change.Details
01-02/03 – EAPN participated in stakeholder workshop as part of an international project coordinated by Oxford University on shame, social exclusion and the effectiveness of anti poverty programmes.Details
06/03 – On 17-18 Nov 2011, a significant Peer Review was held in Brussels on ‘Developing effective ex ante social impact assessment with a focus on methodology, tools and data sources’, hosted by the Belgian Government. EAPN was the expert NGO involved together with COFACE, represented by Maria Jeliazkova from EAPN Bulgaria.Details
The Initiative Committee is pleased to invite social movements and unions interested by this process to the 2nd Social Spring Conference that shall take place on: Thursday 29th & Friday 30th, March 2012 in Brussels, the ETUC auditorium ITUH (International Trade Union House) – Boulevard Albert II, 5 – 1000 Brussels.Details
The European Citizen Initiative Water is a Human Right was initiated and is coordinated by the European Public Services Union (EPSU), with 9 NGOs including EAPN. The campaign was also supported by many other organisations. This ECI gathered 1,884,790 signatures, succeeding to go over 1 million signatures to be received by the European Commission. The campaign is still running though, as the European COmmission has taken action despite the official receivability of the ECI. The ECI campaign is now over, but the campaign Water is a Human Right is also happening at global level, through various initiatives including Global Water Justice Campaign – Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRtoH2O and Twitter: @HRtoH2O.
Copenhagen Conference on children’s rights and the prevention of child poverty – Conférence Europe de l’Enfance
19/03, Danish Presidency, Copenhagen – EAPN Secretariat and EAPN Denmark participated in the Presidency Conference co-organized with the intergovernmental Group: Europe de L’Enfance and the European Commission in Copehagen this week. The focus of the conference was to deepen discussion on key issues, in preparation for the Recommendation on child poverty due out later this year.Details
22/03 – Omroep Max, a Dutch media channel, broadcasted a whole-day long radio and TV shows about the situation of the elderly in the Netherlands, mainly about the growing poverty and social exclusion.The radio show Wekker-Wakker dedicated 4 hours to the topic.
22/03 – Omroep Max, a Dutch media channel, broadcasted a whole-day long radio and TV shows about the situation of the elderly in the Netherlands, mainly about the growing poverty and social exclusion.The radio show Wekker-Wakker dedicated 4 hours to the topic.Details
Brussels, 13 March 2012 – Following its response to the Commission’s legislative package for Cohesion Policy, EAPN calls on all Member States to support the Commission’s proposal of a 20% ring-fenced allocation of the European Social Fund (ESF) for social inclusion and the fight against poverty.Details
EAPN responds to the European Commission’s legislative proposals regarding the future of Structural Funds, to make sure that Cohesion Policy will fully deliver on the poverty reduction target.