30 years Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion | EAPN Portugal

EAPN Portugal celebrates its thirty years of life, a life full of challenges and obstacles to overcome. We celebrate the Pearl Wedding, because the pearl is an object that takes time to gain solidity, so it is used as a metaphor of firmness and perseverance. This analogy makes perfect sense to explain and translate also…

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Participatory Democracy: Designing the Social Europe of the Future | EAPN Greece

EAPN Greece is active within the “Foundations for Futures Europe” project.  This 6-member partnership (Ireland: Maynooth University, Sweden: URKRAFT, Ireland: EAPN Ireland, Hungary: Pécs University, Serbia: Novi Sad University, Greece: EAPN Greece aims to develop a network of Higher Education and Civil Society (NGOs) Partners to engage citizens in debates and discussion groups around the future…

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Briefing on guaranteeing the Right to Affordable Clean Energy for all Europeans | EAPN-EPSU

Together with EPSU (the European Public Service Unions) we contributed to the Briefing: the Right to Affordable Clean Energy for all Europeans! Energy poverty is already affecting over 50 million Europeans, and this number is growing frighteningly fast. Equal access to clean and affordable energy must be guaranteed within the EU transition towards climate neutrality…

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Right to Energy Forum 2022

As one of the co-founding members of the Right to Energy Coalition, EAPN was honoured to launch the Right to Energy Forum 2022, together with the European Public Service Unions (EPSU) and Friends of the Earth Europe. We presented the new EAPN-EPSU briefing on the right to affordable, clean energy for all Europeans, during the…

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Will the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive eradicate energy poverty?

The European Commission released a new proposal to boost renovation and decarbonisation of residential, non-residential, and public buildings.  Ahead of the publication, EAPN together with 44 organisations urged the EU to deliver on its commitments to tackle energy poverty in the Renovation Wave strategy. Amongst our joint calls to action, we highlighted the need for…

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Experts by Experience Talk to Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment about Changes to the Participation Act | EAPN Netherlands

Left corner drawing: Problem: digitizing increases the distance. Right corner drawing: Problem: social assistance as a maze that many people cannot get out of. Middle: Consideration: Actively stimulate or give time and space. At the beginning of October, the Second Round Table discussion on changes in the Participation Act (social assistance) will be organized between…

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