EAPN’s Conference on the crisis: Another response to the crisis is possible and urgently needed!

Europe urgently needs to stop austerity measures, and support social investment, inclusive governance and solidarity in its approach to the crisis!

Brussels, 29 September 2011 – Last Friday, EAPN’s Conference Getting out of the Crisis Together presented its Working Paper: Re-engaging Hope and Expectations – getting out of the crisis together, highlighting 12 key elements for viable alternative approaches for an inclusive recovery. 


Impact of the economic crisis: the role of innovation in social policy

26/09 – Social Platform and EAPN attended a Ministerial conference of the Polish EU presidency in Wrocław, Poland, to discuss responses to the social impact of the economic crisis and how to intensify the support to innovation within social policies. Katherine Duffy, EAPN UK presented the key findings and outcomes of EAPN’s conference: getting out of the crisis together.


Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform (MAPP): First conference of people living in poverty and social exclusion

26-28/09 – MAPP activists and representatives of civil-society organizations from throughout the FYROM submitted the declaration of the people living in poverty and social exclusion to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. The activists from the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform (MAPP) and the representatives of civil-society organizations, supported by their partners from the European Anti-Poverty Network, the Institute for Human Rights L.


23/09/2011: EAPN’s conference on the crisis


crisis-conference-274-resizedcrisis-conference-282-resizedcrisis-conference-292-resized{jathumbnail}This conference aimed at providing a unique space for exchange between anti-poverty activists, trade-unionists, other NGOs activists, policy decision makers and researchers on the causes and the consequences of the crisis and on possible alternative approaches. As a participative network, the voice of people experiencing poverty was at the centre of the debates which gave a large space to the presentation of members’ experiences and mobilisations.


MEP Karima Delli and EAPN hold a public presentation of EAPN’s explainer on “Wealth, inequality and social polarisation in the EU”

2011-10-04-greens-and-eapn-presentation-wealth-explainerwealthexplainer-hearing-001-resizedwealthexplainer-hearing-007-resizedwealthexplainer-hearing-010-resizedwealthexplainer-hearing-017-resized{jathumbnail}We know there are enough resources for everyone – all is needed is political will. On Tuesday 4 October, MEP Karima Delli and EAPN held a public presentation of EAPN’s explainer on Wealth, inequality and social polarisation in the EU. Speakers included Michael Moser, Vice President of EAPN, Martin Schürtz, expert on wealth and inequalities and Andrew Watt, Senior Researcher at the Eurropean Trade Union Institute (ETUI).