17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty | #EndPoverty #PovertyWatch

17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty | #EndPoverty #PovertyWatch October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Now, more than ever, the situation calls for urgent action. Amid the Covid pandemic, the most vulnerable in our societies face the greatest challenges. EAPN and our members are concerned that…

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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…

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EAPN Key messages on the European Green Deal and the “Just Transition” | EAPN Reflection Paper

On 11 December 2019, the new Commission launched its proposals to launch a radical European Green Deal as the ‘new Green strategy for Growth and Jobs’, complemented by a Just Transition Mechanism and a Communication building a ‘strong social Europe for Just Transitions’. President Von der Leyen confirmed that the Green Deal must ‘leave nobody…

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Conference Our Social Europe – Strong Together | Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

EAPN took an active part in the conference “Our Social Europe – Strong Together” on 16 September 2020. This conference, organised by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs under their presidency of the Council of the European Union was an opportunity to discuss: How can we use social and employment policy but…

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The impact of Covid-19 on people experiencing poverty and vulnerability | EAPN Report

On 14 July, EAPN presented its detailed research into the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on people experiencing poverty and vulnerability at its conference How to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – From short-term response to an effective rights-based integrated antipoverty strategy. The study was conducted by Graciela Malgesini, Co-Chair of the EAPN…

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EAPN Assessment of the 2020 Country-Specific Recommendations | Position Paper

On 20 May, the College of Commissioners adopted the European Commission’s Spring Package, including Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) for 28 Member States surveillance reports for Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. The 2020 CSRs were expected to reflect the ‘new’ direction of the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, “promoting competitive sustainability to build economy that works for people and…

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Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension | EAPN

As member of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, EAPN is proud to support the Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension. In this statement, we called on the EU institutions to: Propose and adopt a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension Set an…

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EAPN Intervention at EDF webinar “Poverty and social exclusion of persons with disabilities” | EAPN

Back in April, EAPN contributed to a webinar on poverty and social exclusion of persons with disabilities. EAPN Vice-President Vera Hinterdorfer was one of the speakers at the  webinar, organised on 22 April 2020 by the European Disability Forum, with support of EAPN. In her intervention  Vera Hinterdorfer focused on EU-level action and initiatives to…

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