Provide Adequate Social Protection Benefits and make Social Protection Schemes Poverty-Proof | EAPN News

Mathias Maucher, EAPN Policy Officer, contributed to a panel debate organised by DG EMPL and ICF to contribute to the implementation of the principles set out in the Council Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and self-employed, as well as the European Pillar of Social Rights. The seminar investigated how to ensure and finance an adequate…


EAPN Response to the EC Consultation to the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee

On 19 August, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the Roadmap for the Child Guarantee. EAPN welcomes the commitment shown by the European Commission to progress towards the development of a Child Guarantee which can have an impact on Child Poverty, with a strong implementation and monitoring framework, including through EU funds. However,…


Interview Semaine de l’Europe | BAPN & EAPN news

The poverty levels throughout the European Union increase significantly. Even prior to the pandemic, 109 million people in Europe were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Covid-19 only aggravated the situation. On top of that, climate change becomes ever more urgent, and a green transition has been rightfully determined as top priority for European…


Minimum Income Framework Directive | EAPN letter to Commissioner Schmit

Following the recently adopted EPSCO Council Conclusions on ”Strengthening Minimum Income Protection to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”, we wrote a letter to Commissioner Schmit asking him to show strong leadership and respond to the Conclusions by making an ambitious proposal for an EU Framework Directive to guarantee an…

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Expert Study on a Binding EU Framework on Adequate National Minimum Income Schemes | A. Van Lancker, A. Aranguiz, H. Verschueren

EAPN and EMIN have repeatedly called for a Framework DIrective on Minimum Income, as well as the ETUC, EESC, Social Platform, Eurodiaconia and Caritas Europa, to name a few. There is new and compelling evidence that there is a strong legal and policy basis for introducing a binding EU framework for adequate national minimum income…

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Adequate Minimum Income for All – The Time for EU Action is Now! | EAPN op-ed

On the occasion of the German Presidency Council Conclusions published this Monday 12 October, EAPN releases its statement on the vital need for EU Action on adequate Minimum Income. Poverty and inequality are rising again with the COVID-19 pandemic which has deepened existing inequalities (see EAPN COVID-19 report). Certain groups were always disproportionately at risk…

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EAPN Position Paper on Adequate Income | Summary document on Minimum Income

In May 2020 EAPN issued a Position Paper on Adequate Income. It presents and updates EAPN’s priorities, proposals and demands in view of adequate income, covering both adequate minimum income (MI) and fair minimum wages (MW), including living wages, largely building upon earlier policy work by EAPN and the EMIN Network. This summary document presents…