EAPN Malta just released a new report on poverty and inequality in Malta, which is based on the results of focus groups meeting which were organized during June and July 2008.Details
EAPN Portugal recently started leading the “Bridges for Inclusion” project, with the participation of EAPN Castilla La Mancha (Spain), EAPN Flanders (Belgium), EAPN Bulgaria, EAPN Europe, as well as the Caritas Romania Confederation and the International Labour Organisation.Details
EAPN Briefing note – The new European Employment Guidelines 2008-2010 compared to the 2003-2008 version: What’s new?
It seems that the EAPN action as well as the MEP Anne Van Lancker (socialist, Be) report, had some impact: the version finally adopted by the Member States include some positive changes in the narrative part.Details
One of the success stories of the last round of the structural funds was the Community Initiative Programme (CIP) EQUAL, which operated on the basis of social inclusion, innovation, transnationality, empowerment and the bottom-up approach, with over 2,000 projects, mainly for NGOs. There will be no CIPs in the new round, but the Community Strategic…Details
Since the creation of the European Social Fund in 1957, structural funds have made a considerable contribution to tackling social exclusion through the EU. This was primarily ensured through the European Social Fund, but also through the ERDF which provided for instance support to infrastructures linked to inclusion. The new Cohesion Policy for 2007-2013 restates…Details
Upcoming activities On 29 May, the EAPN structural funds, employment and social inclusion working groups will meet for a seminar on “2010: the legacy we want”, that will look at national and EU level strategies to promote new political outcomes on the occasion of the EU Year 2010 for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. It…Details
Is there anything new for the fight against poverty and social exclusion? EAPN briefing on Renewed Social Agenda is out!
This briefing aims to clarify the different issues at stake and analyse the impact of the Commission’s proposals on the fight against poverty and social exclusion.Details
EAPN Briefing – Renewed Social Agenda, Social Package: Is there anything new for the fight against poverty and social exclusion?
In this briefing, EAPN aims to clarify the different issues at stake.Details
Structural funds 2007-2013: what will remain of social innovation and past learning? EAPN comments on the Commission’s communication on programming documents
This document is the EAPN’s reaction to the Commission’s communication on the results of negotiations around structural funds’ programming documents, and recommendations on how to strengthen structural funds’ contribution to the fight against poverty and social exclusion.Details
How to ensure a better access to social NGOs to structural funds? Report from Malta training seminars
Improving social NGOs’ information and awareness of structural funds’ schemes, but also supporting them in developing their administrative capacity is crucial if we want structural funds to make a better impact in the fight against social exclusion.