03/12 – About 200 people attended the meeting with Rajagopal, a leader of the Ekta Parishad Landless People’s Movement, who had an exchange with the audience to tell about the “March of the Landless” for a land reform in India which ended in early October, as a 10-point agreement was signed with the representatives of the Indian Government. A representative of FIAN, an NGO fighting hunger with Human Rights , also spoke. This meeting was supported by EAPN, amongst other organisations.Details
04/12 – EAPN spoke in a civil society panel in this key event organized by the European Public Health Alliance in the European Parliament. The event aimed to help the implementation of the up-coming Recommendation on Child Poverty – moving from rhetoric to action. A key message was that the relationship between child poverty, health and well-being needs to be reinforced, particularly the need to invest in prevention of child poverty through universal services, and social protection, as well as targeted action to ensure access to health services. EAPN provide specific input on the challenges/solutions to implementation through Europe 2020, based on its engagement in the NRPs and NSRs.Details
EAPN Participates in DG Employment’s Conference on Social Innovation and Social Policy Experimentation
26/11, Brussels – This conference aimed to provide an exchange between policy makers and practitioners on how to best shape EU support to social innovation in the context of the Social Investment Package for Growth and Cohesion. It raised a debate on what is social innovation, how far it is an agenda for promoting better social policy and practice, particularly drawing on grass-roots practice and actors, or merely an instrument to privatize social services, at a time of austerity.Details
2012 Annual Convention on Poverty:
EAPN calls on EU leaders to face the real causes of the crisis and bring the real solutions – send a sign of real political commitment!
Brussels, 11 December 2012 – From 5 to 7 December, EAPN attended the 2nd Annual Convention of the European Platform Against Poverty in Brussels, which meant to assess the progress made on the poverty-reduction target set by the Europe 2020 Strategy.Details
EAPN’s key messages to the Annual Convention on Poverty – EU is failing both on Poverty and Democracy
EAPN’s key messages to the Annual Convention on Poverty
We call on a coherent anti-poverty strategy and process, at the heart of Europe 2020
Brussels, 3rd December 2012 – On 5-7th December, the 2nd Annual Convention of the European Platform Against Poverty will take place in Brussels. The Convention will assess progress on the target set by the Europe 2020 Strategy to reduce poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020.Details
- Poverty In Scotland: An Enduring Challenge
- New Living Wage Figure Announced For Scotland
On 14/12, EAPN Spain will hold on the premises of the Associated Press building in Madrid, #mediosocial, an event designed for communications experts and social entities to debate on and exchange experiencies with other journalists and responsible for communications in NGOs.Details
Who cares when the price of bread rises? Young or old, single or not, with or without children, worker, unemployed or retired, their daily life is made of difficulties linked to the lack of money.
Who cares when the price of bread rises? Young or old, single or not, with or without children, worker, unemployed or retired, their daily life is made of difficulties linked to the lack of money.Details
October 2012-March 2013: in partnership with the National Democratic Institute, the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform is working on introducing a new legislative initiative on Minimum income in FYROM.