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“Better Europe” needs a transformative, social and economic agenda | Letter to President Juncker urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey for 2017

On October 11,  The European Anti-Poverty Network wrote a letter to President Juncker, urgently calling for a clear new direction in the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) for 2017, due to be launched in November. EAPN has actively engaged with its members in the European Semester at national and EU level since 2010, in order to get…

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What Progress on Social Europe? | EAPN Assessment of the National Reform Programmes 2016

11/10/2016 – EAPN publishes its Assessment of the National Reform Programmes (NRPs) 2016, answering the question What progress on Social Europe? It is based on EAPN members’ assessment of the NRPs, reflecting on the effectiveness of policies and their implementation in relation to the social targets (poverty, but also employment and education targets), the use of EU funds…

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Budget 2017 must make good on Government promises to deliver a fair society

The Community Platform, an alliance of 29 national organisations, (including EAPN Ireland)  is calling for a Budget 2017 to reflect the promise in the Programme for Government to deliver a fair society so that communities thrive through concrete measures and longer-term strategies to address inequality and poverty. The Platform has outlined Four tests for the…

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The 15th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty

Hundreds of helicopters circling above the European Commission: On the 16th of November, hundreds of helicopters circled above the European Commission, launched by people with direct experience of poverty, who participated in the 15th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty. The (paper) helicopters had messages written on them. The messages (helicopters) were handed over to Marianne…

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Last Chance for Social Europe ? | EAPN Position Paper on the European Pillar of Social Rights

On 8 March 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation until the end of 2016 on their proposals for a European Pillar of Social Rights. This paper sets out EAPN’s main concerns and key priorities for action, to complement our consultation response. EAPN welcomes the European Pillar of Social Rights as the major social,…

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Last Chance for Social Europe? EAPN Statement on European Pillar of Social Rights

On 8 March 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on their proposals for a European Pillar of Social Rights. Today (27 September), after consultation with its members, EAPN launches its position paper on the Social Pillar and its response to the Commission’s consultation. EAPN welcomed the proposal of a European Pillar of Social…

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How the European Commission can make a European Pillar of Social Rights fit for children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, and its aspiration to achieve a “social triple-A rating” by re-balancing the EU’s existing prioritisation of financial and economic concerns with social issues. We recognise that this new social rights initiative has the potential to help…

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