23/09/12 – Sian Jones, EAPN’s policy coordinator co-organising EAPN’s 2012 annual conference “Is Europe 2020 delivering on poverty?”, explains why it is crucial that the EU changes tack NOW. Europe is in crisis, but European Governments continue to implement austerity measures as the only solution to solve it. EU leaders have a key role in this, as they keep pressing Governments to apply them. Austerity measures, which have a direct impact on poverty: cuts on services, benefits, on the quality of jobs, undermine any kind of recovery and push more and more people into poverty and extreme poverty. The situation is appalling and needs a change of tack, NOW.Details
09/07/2012 – EAPN Ireland and the Europe 2020 Working Group made a submission to the Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) delegation during its quartely review of Ireland’s Programme of financial assistance.Details
In July we heard the sad news that our friend and colleague Goran Larsson passed away in the presence of his wife and family. EAPN members and secretariat would like to pay the following tributes to Goran and to pass on our sympathies to his wife, family and friends.
As Director of EAPN I had the privilege to get to know Goran. I highly appreciated his supportive presence, his great sense of humour and his absolute commitment to fighting poverty. He will be missed by many. Goran was a member of the EAPN European level Executive Committee on behalf of the Salvation Army from 1998 to 2012.Details
13/09/2012 – The Life-size Snakes and Ladders Climbing out of Poverty Game has now been converted to a computer game: http://www.climbingoutofpoverty.co.uk/.Details
On 6-7 September, the European Commission organised a major, high-level conference dealing with employment issues. This event comes after the release, in April this year, of the Employment Package, a comprehensive set of initiatives aimed at boosting job creation and reforming labour markets.Details
Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland, member of EAPN UK): Social Justice Must be Central to Constitutional Debate
30/08/2012 – Whether you are for or against change in
Dynamo International, along with BAPN (EAPN Belgium) and RWLP (EAPN Wallonia): Conference and debate on 16/10 in the European Parliament on Roma populations in Europe
08/08/2012 – Supported by MEP Véronique de Keyser and in the framework of the debate on the national integration strategies for Roma people and of the latest EC Recommendation on the integration of Roma people, this event will gather EU representatives, experts and actors from the field on the political perspectives and practices at stake in the EU.Details
13/09/2012 – Social Support Association “Me-You-Us” (
FNARS (member of EAPN France): New jobs with a future: the Government « forgets » social inclusion professionals!
13/09/2012 – The networks of Inclusion through Economic Activity (inclusion workshops and on-field activities, inclusion enterprises, including temporary work enterprises) welcome the ambition and scope of the law project on ‘jobs with a future’.Details
EAPN Ireland: Dublin Employment Pact: Agency supporting employment, training, urban development and education projects in Dublin region closes down
13/09/2012 – The Board of Dublin Employment Pact (DEP) has announced that the agency – which has supported highly innovative employment, training, urban development and education projects in the capital city since 1998 – is to close today (Friday, 31 August 2012).Details