Right2Water campaign – Spanish city Valladolid takes public privatized water in public hands

Following elections in Spain, in which the return of water into public hands was a big theme, the authorities have followed up, cancelled the water concession and created a public company.  The reasons for remunicipalization are familiar: under-investment in infrastructure, high tariffs and lack of democratic control. People are disconnected when they have difficulty paying their…


Homeless in Europe magazine by member FEANTSA is out!

FEANTSA announces their Summer 2016 edition of the Homeless in Europe Magazine – “Perspectives on Women’s Homelessness”. With the European Parliament recently calling twice for “research into female homelessness and its causes and drivers,” women’s homelessness is an issue which is often ignored in both research and in policy. We hope the innovative approaches described…

SDG Goals

Over 230 members of civil society write to UN Council President with concrete suggestions on Sustainable Development

EAPN joins hundreds of Civil Society Organisations in writing to H.E. Oh Joon, President of the UN Economic & Social Council. The letter puts forward observations and recommendations based on the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Concrete suggestions on improving the 1) programme design, 2) modalities and 3) national review processes are made. Read…

17 October 2016 Day for eradication of poverty

17 October international day for the eradication of poverty | national activities

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Poverty eradication remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the new Sustainable…


No Sanctions, No Fines | Sanctions on Spain and Portugal will delay economic recovery, generate poverty and create more disaffection with the EU

Sanctions on Spain and Portugal will delay economic recovery, generate poverty and create more disaffection with the EU Brussels, 25 July 2016 – On 12 July 2016, the Council found that Portugal and Spain had not taken effective action in response to its recommendations on measures to correct their excessive deficits. It confirmed that the two countries will not…


EAPN inputs to Commission Structured Dialogue on the Social Pillar

Fintan Farrell, Acting Director of EAPN, made an input to the European Commission’s structured dialogue session on the ‘future of work and welfare’ in the context of the debate about the European Social Pillar. The main argument: Fighting for more equity between and within the EU Member States should be the major project of the EU. Inputs…