EU jargon explained

Click here to download EAPN Glossary as a pdf document. Active Inclusion Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion Annual Growth Survey Annual SPC Report Capacity – Building (Structural Funds) Cohesion Fund Cohesion Policy Committee of the Regions (CoR) Common Objectives of the OMC Common Social Indicators Common Strategic Framework (CSF)…

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What we stand for

It is unacceptable that over 120 million people are living in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion of in the European Union. We are committed to the eradication of poverty and aim to put the fight against poverty and social exclusion at the top of the political agenda of the EU.  Our vision…

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Our members

EAPN is a network of 31 national networks of voluntary organisations and grassroots groups active in the fight against poverty within the Member State of the EU and Norway, and Western Balkans, and of European organisations whose main activities are related to the fight against poverty and social exclusion. EAPN national networks European organisations How to…

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Our structure

Our work is carried out by our members, split into specific statutory and working groups. These groups feed into our European level work their national perspectives, individual expertise or the specific focus of the European organisation they are affiliated to. EAPN Members General Assembly Executive Committee Bureau EAPN Europe Staff EU Inclusion Strategies Group  …

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The way we are funded

Primarily EAPN is funded by a grant from the European Commission to support our running costs. Our funding comes from the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) which is “a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and…

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Getting more participation by people experiencing poverty…

Participation by people experiencing poverty and social exclusion is a challenge that has grown over the years since EAPN was founded. EAPN  mainly concentrate its efforts around three main areas: The European meetings of people experiencing poverty Mainstreaming participation of people with direct experience of poverty in policies that affect them Fostering participation of people…

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