On 8th January 2016, the EU Semester Alliance held a 2nd stakeholder dialogue meeting with key representatives from the EU institutions: Roy Dickinson, Adviser to the Director on Policy, strategy and co-ordination, DG Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN, European Commission). The exchange with ECFIN focussed on 3 key issues: What could be done by…Details
Whether you are a member, ally or new to this struggle for access to justice, the NGO Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) invites you to engage in the global campaign: Justice Now! Ratify to Protect all Human Rights.
EAPN member FEANTSA, the Belgian Federal Public Planning Service for Social Integration, and Housing First Belgium will hold a 3-day conference Winning the Fight Against Homelessness at the Palais d’Egmont on 9-11 June 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.
The Poverty Alliance (EAPN Scotland) | Congratulations to Scotland’s first accredited Living Wage hotel
08/01/2016 – Shetland’s Scalloway has become the first hotel in Scotland to become an accredited Living Wage employer. The hotel which is based 6 miles from Lerwick employs eighteen staff, all which received a pay increase as a result of becoming accredited.
FEAD Platform for Exchange of experience & Dissemination of outcomes EAPN will contribute to the development of the FEAD (Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived) Platform for exchange of experience and dissemination of outcomes. The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) supports EU countries’ actions to provide material assistance to…Details
Transnational cooperation in the ESF helps develop better and more effective employment and social policies and improve the delivery of reforms, essentially by enabling people to learn from experiences and good practice in other countries. In this project, led by AEIDL (European Association for Information on Local Development), EAPN offers technical assistance to the Euoreapn…Details
The RE-InVEST project aims to contribute to a more solidary and inclusive EU, through an inclusive, powerful and effective social investment strategy at EU level. It brings together civil-society organisations, trade unions, policy makers and academics in the ‘Alliances to fight poverty’ network. The project itself adopts a participative approach that gives voice to vulnerable…Details
European Meetings of People Experiencing Poverty The European meetings of people experiencing poverty are annual gatherings of delegations of people with direct experiencing poverty coming from EU and EFTA countries who meet to exchange on policies that are impacting on their daily lives, with each other and guests coming from National and EU Institutions, Social…Details
Multi-Agency Guidance Note on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Europe
15/12/2015 – UNHCR, IOM and MHPSS.net (Mental Health & Psychosocial Network) including Terre des Hommes just released their Multi-Agency Guidance Note “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe”. This short guidance note is not specific on children though one specific para is on them and provides…Details
17/12/2015 – “As the European Council prepares to discuss terrorism and migration, heads of state must address causes and solutions at home as well as abroad”, writes Pierre Baussand, director of Social Platform, the largest platform of European social NGOs.