Brussels, 28 June 2016 – The outcome of the UK referendum should be a definitive wake up call for the European Union, Member States and for all those who wish to see progressive social change across Europe.
15/06/2016 – EAPN presents its assessment of the 2016 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), released on 18 May 2016, and is based on inputs from National Networks and European Organisations in our membership. Members have assessed progress on Social Europe and delivery on the Europe 2020 Strategy targets on poverty reduction, employment and education. A detailed country-by-country…Details
The FEAD Network launch conference was held in Brussels on 2-3 June, with over 200 delegates from around Europe joining to discuss ways of delivering the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived. The FEAD Network is a new open membership community for people providing assistance to the most deprived in Europe. Those interested…Details
The Intersectoral Health and Environment Research for Innovation (INHERIT) project is looking at the links between our living, moving or consuming patterns and the environment, our health and equity. This large scale Horizon 2020 initiative, coordinated by EuroHealthNet, brings together experts from the health, environment and other sectors, including technology, to investigate policies, practices and…Details
18/05/2016 – Commissioner Thyssen delivers a speech on the 2016 European Semester package: “There are still more than 20 million people unemployed in the EU. While unemployment is consistently going down, this trend is still too slow. The level of poverty across Europe has stabilised for the first time, but it is still too high.…Details
08/06/2016 – One year on from its launch, MEPs voiced sharply divided verdicts on the progress of the €315 billion investment plan for Europe, or “Juncker plan”, in Wednesday’s debate with EU Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. While the EPP and S&D broadly welcomed the work of the “European Fund for Strategic Investment” (EFSI) and the…Details
On the 3 June, SDG Watch a coalition of over 70 international and EU NGOs sent a letter to President of EU Commission Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker asking for urgent information about how the SDG 2030 Agenda will be delivered, and how civil society will be involved. EAPN is a signatory and member of SDG Watch, and…Details
EAPN chairs workshop on sustainable societies: How to make the SDGs Europe’s Business – Multistakeholder Solutions
On the 30-31 May the EESC, together with Dutch Presidency and Sustainable Development Solutions, organized a high-level 2 day event to discuss how to make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality, through multi-stakeholder partnerships. EAPN chaired a key workshop on sustainable societies – tackling poverty and inequality, linked to the key goals on…Details
EAPN Portugal joined the celebration of Europe Day 9 May with one of their most important annual events – The National Members Meeting – which took place in Santarém.
A tool intended to help bring together the various actors at EU and Member State level to take action in pursuit of shared objectives and to address social challenges of a European dimension EAPN’s members participate in the following structured dialogues, which provide a framework for discussions between civil society and the European Commission: On…Details