Dear members, The Structural Funds Task Force was aimed at producing a toolkit for its national networks and for other social NGOs, to get involved in the new programming period of Structural Funds (2014-2020). More precisely, it was designed to support their advocacy work and help them press their National Authorities to prioritise the new…Details
The Task Force involves joint activity between EAPN & Eurochild and will be an opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge, and to develop a common solid understanding of what child poverty. It aims to produce a coherent common advocacy document which spells out the key issues, the benefits and way forward to effective solutions which…Details
The main aim of the TF is to monitor the implementation of the (at least) 20% of the European Social Fund (ESF) on poverty and the partnership principle and to propose guidelines for better implementation. It will produce a key instrument to easily monitor the implementation of the ESF with a concrete focus on the…Details
Brussels, 15 October 2012 – The award of the Nobel Prize to the European Union for its contribution to peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights is, as President Barroso said, “a message of hope and confidence in the EU at a time when the EU faces a great challenge”. A great challenge indeed, as the EU’s response to the crisis attests to a three-fold failure: EU leaders have failed to deliver on its promises on poverty reduction, have in fact generated more poverty by ‘austerity-only’ driven policies, and neglected democratic fundamental principles. In its letter sent today to EU Prime Ministers and Heads of State ahead of the Council Meeting on 18 and 19 October, where they will discuss next steps on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, EAPN urges EU Leaders to demonstrate their commitment to a Social Union and to the safeguarding of democracy.
On 16 October, EAPN sent another letter to the Presidents of the EU, urging them to create a special fund to support organisations fighting poverty, exclusion and inequality.
As many of you know for the last year leaders of the Ekta Parishad (Indian Gandhian Movement working with landless people), with support from many other Indian and International NGOs, have been making State marches to document the reality for landless people in India and to press for political reform based on land rights.Details
The aim of this Task Force is to develop clear criteria that will be used to support development of members through a systematic membership review system. Meeting 1 March 2013 Minutes meeting 11 January 2013 Membership Review and Support Task Force Membership Assessment and Support System Accompanying document on MASS Meeting 11 January 2013 Agenda…Details
A task force on training and capacity building in EAPN which will identify member needs, map out the expertise that members can provide, work out an EAPN training agenda and a peer training and capacity building programme for EAPN members within the framework of the Strategic Plan. Meeting 8 April 2014 Agenda Minutes Renewed training…Details
EAPN, together with ATD Fourth World, Caritas Europa, COFACE, Eurochild, Eurodiaconia, European Social Network and PICUM have joined together to highlight their support to the EPSCO Council Conclusions on child poverty and well-being (October 4th) and to press for an explicit commitment from the future Commission Recommendation that it focuses on child well-being as well…Details
C’est ça l’Europe?! (Is that Europe ?!), a TV show co-produced by RTBF (Belgian French-speaking main TV and radio channel) and TV5World, features EAPN as a non-governmental organization aiming, along with its members, to take part in shaping European and national politics; a totally different type of “lobbying”, far away from industrial lobbies. Sergio Aires, President of EAPN and Geneviève, a person experiencing poverty active in the Belgian Anti-Poverty Network (BAPN) addresses directly Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament.Details
We must safeguard democracy: EAPN conference gives clear message that the fight against poverty is part of a bigger fight to safeguard democracy
Brussels, 02 October 2012 – Over 200 stakeholders debated with EU decision-makers at EAPN’s policy conference last Friday 28 Sept: Is Europe 2020 delivering on poverty? on the EU’s role and achievement in reducing poverty, on the consequences of austerity policies and on the malfunctioning of stakeholder participation in decision-making.Details