EAPN President Sergio Aires speaks at Colloquium of GDF-Suez European Observatory on Energy and Water Scarcity

28/11 – Sergio Aires, President of EAPN, spoke at the Colloquium of the GDF-Suez European Observatory on Energy and Water Scarcity. He stressed the crucial need for a European and national integrated approaches to tackle energy poverty embracing its 3 causes: lack of adequate minimum income, rise in energy prices and poor energy efficiency in housing. He…


EAPN takes part in EU Equality Summit

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.


EAPN Reaction to EU Budget Negotiations – Some light in the tunnel

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.


EAPN Sweden translates Active Inclusion Booklet

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.

Open the document here.

EAPN Greece: key facts and figures on poverty!

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.