Press release: Were EU leaders serious when committing to poverty-reduction target?

{jathumbnail}Brussels, 23 March 2011 – In advance of the Spring Council 24-25 March, EAPN wrote to the Prime Ministers and Heads of State and Governments, to express its alarm at the current discussions and decisions taking place on Economic Governance (Reform of the Stability and Growth Pact and the Pact for the Euro), happening without adequate public and democratic scrutiny and without a proper assessment of their social impact.


MAG 1/2011 – Volunteering: a tool for inclusion?

{jathumbnail}In 2011, the spotlight shifts from Poverty and Social Exclusion to Volunteering, with the baton passed from the EU Year for combating poverty and social exclusion to the EU Year of volunteering. What is the link? How can we build on the strengths of volunteering yet guard against the risks of abuse in the context of current attacks on Europe’s welfare State and social model?