Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights launched on 29th October their campaign on the year 2010 in Skopje. The campaign aims to raise awareness and mobilize actors at national and local levels to join forces to combat poverty and social exclusion in the country.Details
Invalidiliitto (member of EAPN Finland): Accessibility, adequate income, inclusive education and employment guarantee equality for people with mobility disabilities
Six organisations of people with mobility disabilities from Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania gathered for the first time at a seminar “Disability Rights and Reality” in Vilnius, Lithuania 28.–31.10.2010.Details
EAPN Spain: a national Congress gives visibility to people experiencing poverty and their rights as citizens
Organized by EAPN Spain and supported by public funding, a Congress on Fundamental Rights and People Experiencing Poverty and Social Exclusion will be held in Madrid on 18-20 November, as a closing event of the 2010 European Year.Details
In the context of the European Year 2010, two associations – Clara from France and Babelea at European level – with the support of EAPN France, have created this short video to give voice to migrants.Details
FNARS (EAPN France member): the Group of united associations (Collectif des associations unies) meets Prime Minister on Housing
The “Collectif des associations unies” met in Matignon, the Governement’s residence on 10 November, with Prime Minister François Fillon, Minister for Environment Jean-Louis Borloo and Secretary of State for Housing Benoist Apparu, on the eve of a ministerial reshuffle.Details
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland): Welfare White Paper – Making Work Pay by making the Workless Poorer?
The UK Government launched on 11 November a White Paper on Welfare. The paper contains proposals to simplify the benefit system, to “make work pay” and introduces the idea of a ‘universal’ credit.Details
EAPN, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the Social Platform, the Spring Alliance and DG Energy of the FPS Economy are pleased to invite you to their joint Conference, supported by the Belgian EU Presidency, on “How can prices and reducing energy consumption contribute to the fight against Energy Poverty?“Details
REMINDER: EESC and EY2010 NGO coalition joint hearing on “The outcome of the European Year 2010 and future action”
The EESC has invited the NGO Coalition for 2010, coordinated by EAPN, to co-organise a joint hearing on “The outcome of the European Year 2010 and future action“.Details
Several civil society groups sent a joint letter to MEP Pascal Canfin and other MEPs, cosponsoring the Financewatch Initiative initating the idea of developing a response to the lack of critical lobbying from civil society in the field of financial regulation. Their letter made a series of proposals in that regard. Read full letter here.