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.
Brussels, 3 February 2010 – The Commission Lisbon evaluation and overview of the public consultation is a cause for concern for EAPN. The Commission published yesterday their staff working documents on the Lisbon evaluation and the first overview of responses to the Europe 2020 consultation.
The European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) and Dignity International have joined together to express their solidarity with the people of Haiti at this time of enormous suffering and struggle for survival and recovery in their country.
EAPN Conference on the demand of a EU directive on Minimum Income (Brussels): Having as background the working paper “Framework Directive on Minimum Income”, this Conference was quite an important moment for EAPN. The main arguments raised were: An adequate minimum income for a dignified life is a fundamental right and a prerequisite for eradicating…Details