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Nobody left behind | EAPN Booklet on Services

EAPN publishes its new booklet “Nobody left behind | Ensuring access for all to affordable, quality housing & public health services”. EAPN members are increasingly alarmed about the declining access to affordable, quality public services (Services of General Interest) for ordinary people, in the context of increasing privatization and liberalization. With the onset of the…

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The European Semester must become a strong, democratic instrument that can build a better Social Europe and a European Union worth fighting for

On Thursday 12 January, EAPN (European Anti-Poverty Network) and Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (MEP, S&D) jointly hosted a seminar in the European Parliament: Can the Semester help build a better Social Europe? The seminar aimed to review how well the European Semester is working in terms of its delivery on social rights, poverty and participation and…

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Delivering on the Promises of a better Social Europe? | EAPN’s Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey & Joint Employment Report

15/12/2016 – EAPN presents its Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report. This follows EAPN’s letter to President Juncker presenting EAPN’s proposals for the AGS 2017, which were based on our members’ review of the Semester and the NRPs 2016. Although the main message from the AGS 2017 is the importance of strengthening competitiveness, innovation…

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EAPN welcomes new Director Leo Williams

EAPN is very pleased to welcome the new Director, Leo Williams. Leo will start working for EAPN as the Director on 9 January. Fintan Farrell, Acting Director will continue to work for EAPN as Project Manager. EAPN wishes to thank Fintan Farrell for all the dedication, commitment and great work done!       Leo Williams,…

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HAPN | Budapest – Monday 17 October 2016 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – The Week of Dignified Living

Almost every third person is affected by poverty and social exclusion in Hungary. People experiencing poverty have worse access than most to health care benefits, education, cultural life and information. Every year the Hungarian Anti-Poverty Network organizes a public event – based on the active involvement of civil society organizations, volunteers, and activists – to…

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BAPN | Round table discussion on the fight against child poverty

On Monday 12 December, BAPN (Belgian Anti-Poverty Network), organized a round table discussion on good practices and what’s needed to be successful in the fight against child poverty. Mariza Mendoza from Vrienden van ‘t Huizeke, (a Brussels anti-poverty association), Claudio Pescarollo from RéBBUS (a project network from Namur) as well as Sian Jones, EAPN policy coordinator, presented…

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The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions | Eurofound report

Women’s labour market participation in the European Union has increased over recent decades, passing 70% in 2014. In that year, women comprised almost 46% of the active EU labour market population. Nevertheless, women’s employment and participation rates are still lower than those of men in almost all Member States. Fostering higher participation of women is crucial to meet…

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Remove systemic barriers to tackle the roma public health emergency | joint statement by 25 european and national roma, pro roma and public health organisations

Europe is facing a Roma public health emergency: We, the undersigned organisations are extremely concerned about the alarming health situation of the Roma in Europe and the lack of awareness and actions concerning their situation. It is unacceptable and unfair that, in too many cases, belonging to this ethnic minority results in poor physical and mental health. We are especially…

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