Active Labour Market Policies: what is good activation likely to deliver social cohesion?

The development of ‘activation policies’ is a general trend in Europe, as a set of policies aiming at bringing people back to employment, either through financial incentives, or through compulsory activities. While repeating that employment is a way towards social inclusion, EAPN has already expressed its concerns regarding the way activation is sometimes implemented; which…

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Promoting better social inclusion approaches and policies

Whilst supporting the development of multidimensional approaches, EAPN aims to promote mutual learning between national members and to develop proposals for better policy approaches and measures on specific policy areas through the Open Method of Coordination. This means participating actively in the Commission’s organised “Peer Reviews” but also promoting mutual exchange between members on key…

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Pressing for more effective, participative National Action Plans and OMC on Inclusion

For the last 10 years, EAPN has actively promoted the need for a dynamic, integrated national action plan process involving wide-spread stakeholder involvement within the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) that develops effective policies to tackle the multidimensionality of poverty. EAPN has argued for improved measures to ensure equal access to rights, resources and services…

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Building towards 2010

The European Year against poverty in 2010 is a crucial moment, to stocktake on progress made and to implement a social pact with decision-makers on the necessary future measures to eradicate poverty. In 2007, EAPN has been actively involved in the preparation and proposals for the year, and in promoting debate amongst all stakeholders. In…

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Press release: Social Europe: Four key questions for EU Prime Ministers

Brussels, 11 March 2008 – In a letter sent today to EU Prime Ministers ahead of the European Spring Council due to take place on 13-14 March, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) raises questions about whether Member States will strengthen their cooperation to address growing inequalities and seriously tackle the unacceptable high levels of poverty in the EU. EAPN asks the forthcoming Spring Council to give clear answers to four key questions.

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