EAPN Supports the Ratification Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)

Did you know that May 5 was the three-year anniversary of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)? This treaty, which has been ratified by 21 countries, ensures that citizens who have experienced violations of their economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) have…

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EAPN’s 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE | From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016), what future for the fight against poverty in Europe

From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016), what future for the fight against poverty EAPN’s response – building on 25 years combating poverty, inequality and exclusion EAPN held its conference on 16 June 2016 to provide a concrete and timely input to the key European Commission consultation on…

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EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports and Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2016

26/04/2016 – EAPN presents its full assessment of the 2016 Country Reports, released on 26 February 2016, and puts forward proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), based on inputs from National Networks European Organisations in our membership. EAPN wants the European Semester to deliver results on the Europe 2020 goals of inclusive and sustainable growth, and to deliver on…

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EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports and Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2016

{Jathumbnail}26/04/2016 – EAPN presents its full assessment of the 2016 Country Reports, released on 26 February 2016, and puts forward proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), based on inputs from National Networks European Organisations in our membership. EAPN wants the European Semester to deliver results on the Europe 2020 goals of inclusive and sustainable growth, and to deliver on its target to reduce poverty by at least 20 million by 2020. 

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New ESPN Report on Minimum Income Schemes in Europe

The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) has just published a major new report, Minimum Income Schemes in Europe: a Study of National Policies. The report finds that minimum income (MI) schemes play a vital role in alleviating the worst impacts of poverty and social exclusion in many countries. However, in too many countries MI schemes still fall short of ensuring a decent life for the most vulnerable in society. Progress in improving them in recent years has been disappointing.

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