Two persons experiencing poverty involved in ATD Quart-Monde, Yvette de Vuyst and Alain Schacht expressed they had had “great hopes when contributing to the Belgian General Report on Poverty. However, the situation has been getting worse every year and being together is the strength that makes us go forward. Separating children from their parents only…Details
Within the European project “Europa s.p.a.” a new meeting on participation and people experiencing poverty was held in Bologna, on 28 January. The event gathered people in poverty, community organizers, social operators and local authorities to discuss how the expertise of people experiencing poverty may sustain the OMC/inclusion and the fight against poverty and social…Details
EAPN Austria (die Armutzkonferenz) was invited to contribute to the international conference “Growth in Transition”, that took place at the Auditorium of Science in Vienna on 28-29 January.
On 29 January 2010, the Belgian Anti-Poverty Network (BAPN) organised its first event of the year 2010. This event was part of a reaction to the old Lisbon Strategy (2000-2010).
EAPN Ireland: Closure of Community Development Projects Will Seriously and Permanently Undermine Local Efforts to Tackle Poverty
Responding on the decision to abolish nearly 30 Community Development projects across the country, Anna Visser Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland said that the move “will seriously and permanently undermine local efforts to tackle poverty and raises serious questions about the Government’s commitment to facilitating active participation in European Affairs at local and…Details
In order to mark the European Year combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, EAPN Portugal and the artistic school Escola Artística Soares de Reis (EASS) have designed a common project, which is the creation of a piece of jewellery which symbolises the message that the pupils of the Escola Artística Soares de Reis (EASS) wish to pass on to everybody:the proportion of wealth distribution in the world is unequal.Details
Several people experiencing poverty were invited to participate in working meetings, which took place in Bucharest and Madrid. The objective, in a certain way, was to achieve a diagnostic of the realities in each country, regarding poverty and social exclusion, to listen, in the first person, about the difficulties, but also about the good practices. …Details
Many EAPN members have responded to the Consultation of the European Commission on the EU 2020 strategy. All contributions should be available on the Consultation’s website.
On the occasion of the 2010 European Year for combating poverty and social exclusion, EAPN Ireland will be organizing an international conference on “Building Social Europe – from Crisis to Recovery” in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday 19 February 2010. This conference is hosted by EAPN Ireland. Read more here.
Civil society groups and various governmental agencies aim to boost cooperative efforts. Charity workers across the EU are in the front lines every year. Euronews went out with a team in Brussels, and heard from a few of the people they help. Access the video.