Online conference: “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle energy poverty” | Event

Following the cancellation of the physical conference, the partners of the ASSIST 2GETHER project – in which EAPN has been leading the policy orientation work – are happy to announce that they have transformed their final conference into an online event. The event “From local to European: Barriers and solutions to tackle Energy Poverty”, organised with the support…

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Working, Yet Poor: In-work poverty in times of pandemic | EAPN

The coronavirus crisis is exacerbating in-work poverty in the EU and a powerful raft of labour market and welfare measures is needed for an adequate response. According to Eurofound, in 2018 there were more than 20 million workers in the European Union living in households at risk of poverty—an increase of in-work poverty from 8 to 10…

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Energy Poverty: Third and last meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee | Project

EAPN organised virtually, on 20 April, the third and last meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC). The aim of this meeting was mainly to discuss with the European experts the final draft of the “Vulnerable Consumers Protection Framework Paper”, the main public document providing policy recommendations from the ASSIST2GETHER project. Members of the…

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CSRs 2020: Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of the COVID-19 Response | EAPN Letter to Vice-President Dombrovskis

Together with the release of our newest Country Reports’ Assessment, we wrote to European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit to call for a strong message in the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) to support Member States emergency support measures, ensuring that they benefit the poor and most vulnerable and do not increase poverty and…

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Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of EU’s COVID-19 Response | EAPN’s Assessment

In this report, we present our members’ assessment of the 2020 Country Reports in the context of COVID19, monitoring progress on poverty and social rights through the Europe 2020 poverty target, the implementation of the EPSR and the SDGs as well as follow up on 2019 Country-specific Recommendations. This includes an assessment of progress on participation of…

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Diaconia and Churches on the front line against child poverty | Eurodiaconia Public Statement

On the Occasion of the 17th of October, Eurodiaconia published a statement calling on the new European Commission and the EU member states to fully commit to the eradication of child poverty, 30 years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as it is “in today’s Europe, unacceptable that one in…

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Call for Minimum Income Framework Directive | Letter to EU Commissioner Nicolas Schmit

Europe is going through extraordinarily difficult times. The short term impacts of Covid19 on people’s lives as well as the economy are catastrophic, and the medium – long term impacts likely to be equally, if not more so. Millions of people’s jobs, income and living standards are at risk, as they fall back on inadequate…

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