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
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…Details
EAPN Sweden has translated in Swedish a summary of the Active Inclusion Booklet Active Inclusion: Making It Happen, which aims to explore the reality of the European Commission’s Active Inclusion Strategy…
- showing progress on implementation so far,
- highlighting good and bad practices,
- signposting key elements to making the strategy work at national and EU levels.
Athens, 09-10 November 2012 – In solidarity with its Greek network, EAPN held its Executive Committee in Athens, preceded by an open debate on the overall situation as well as on poverty and social exclusion. Maria Marinakou, from EAPN Greece, put together some key figures on poverty in Greece, which really helps get a clearer picture of the reality.
Poverty in Greece: key facts and figures! by Maria Marinakou, EAPN Greece.Details
Social NGOs petition hand over more than 11.300 signatures calling on Member States to respect their commitments to poverty reduction!
EAPN, expert network in Peer Review “Area-based policies in urban areas: how to promote good living conditions for children and youth”
13-14 Nov 2012 – EAPN, represented by EAPN Vice-President: Kart Mere (EAPN EE) presented a paper as expert network in the Peer Review “Area-based policies in urban areas: how to promote good living conditions for children and youth” held in Oslo on 13-14 November 2012.Details