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Making a difference to people in poverty? | EAPN Response to the Social Fairness Package 2018

EAPN presents its members’ response to the Social Fairness Package, Making a difference for people in poverty? Described as ‘the last major social initiative of the Juncker Commission’, it should be a next step in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The main elements of this Package are: an overarching Communication about…


Assist2gether | Energy Poverty Project

In recent years, energy users have gained more rights with the transposition of relevant European energy legislation. There is nevertheless the recognition that consumers’ rights (with special reference to vulnerable consumers and energy poor) need to be further strengthened, and that the increasing market complexity needs to be addressed through concrete solutions to improve levels…

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More Audacity to fight Poverty and ensure Social Rights! | EAPN Assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs): More Audacity to Fight Poverty & Ensure Social Rights! On the 23rd May 2018, the European Commission adopted the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations and published a Communication. The European Pillar of Social Rights is clearly visible, highlighting key ‘social challenges’; the results for social rights is not…

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The Future of Work | Labour market trends and their implications for risks of poverty and social exclusion

EAPN presents its members’ analysis of the future of work – labour market trends and their implications for risks of poverty and social exclusion. The world of work is rapidly changing, and the recent economic and financial crisis as well as its aftermath, have rendered these changes more visible. Current research tends to emphasize the…


EAPN is looking for two interns!

Do you have a solid background in Communication and Administration work, as well as a passion for fighting poverty and social exclusion and building a better, more inclusive Europe? Come and join our team at the European Anti-Poverty Network! We are looking for a Communication and Administration intern. See here for a full descriptions of…

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EAPN Policy conference 2018: Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states?

EAPN’s 2018 annual conference was held on 5 July, under the title Social Protection for All! How can the Social Pillar and SDGs build stronger welfare states? The conference exchanged together on the following questions: What is Social Protection for all?   How can we ensure that all people, children, adults and older people get…


Making Social Rights the Compass in the European Semester! | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports & Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2018

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country Reports for EU Member States: Make Social Rights the Compass in the Semester! Members looked into to what extent the analysis and recommendations in them impact on poverty and social exclusion, in light of current policy developments in their own countries. The following aspects were also looked…


Commission proposal promises sustainability but continues funding contradictory policies! | Joint PR

Budapest, Brussels, Prague – Yesterday the European Commission published its proposal for the next EU budget after 2020, the Multiannual Financial Framework. Civil society organisations within the People’s Budget campaign [1] call on Member States to translate the Commission’s pitch into the bold proposal that Europe needs for a brighter future.  The Commission’s proposed framework for…


Great launch of the EMIN Bus Tour!

On 24 april, at the European Parliament, the EMIN partners, together with experts by experience, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, Mairead McGuinness, (Vice President European Parliament), more than 20 civil society organisations, Monseigneur Luc Van Looy (Bishop of Gent and President of Caritas Europe), Heikki Huttunen, General Secretary, Council of European Churches  …., many members of the…