EAPN letter to the EPSCO Council: Put People and Respect for the European Social Model first

Ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) on 9-10 March 2009, EAPN has written to the Ministers regarding the impact of the crisis on people in poverty and anti poverty organisations. In their letter, EAPN puts forward short and long term proposals to ensure that the needs of people experiencing…

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EAPN letter to the EPSCO Council: Put People and Respect for the European Social Model first

Ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) on 9-10 March 2009, EAPN has written to the Ministers regarding the impact of the crisis on people in poverty and anti poverty organisations. In their letter, EAPN puts forward short and long term proposals to ensure that the needs of people experiencing poverty are included in the response to the crisis.

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EAPN reacts to the EC Joint Employment Report

EAPN welcomes some positive aspects of the Report, such as the will to go beyond foreseen NRP measures to address the current crisis, the underlining of secure job transitions, the need for adequate safety nets and minimum income, the emphasis placed in the stabilizing role of social protection, the special attention paid to vulnerable groups and the importance attributed to undeclared work, amongst others. However, this Report is a step back from the previous one and a number of missed opportunities were highlighted by EAPN’s report.

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