1997

Establishment of the EAPN Structural Funds Task Force: This working group meeting 3 times a year followed an area crucial for the fight against poverty will run between 1997 and 2012. It was responsible for several publications, namely important tool-kits for helping the members to engage in the discussions around the Structural Funds at the…

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1996

European court blocks the 4th EU Anti-Poverty Programme: The final decision of not having a 4th European anti-poverty programme came only in 1996. Despite the efforts made to keep the social area and the fight against poverty to stand on the top of the agenda, namely by the EC and some members of the Parliament,…

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1995

Social Platform’s creation: Social Platform was established in 1995 and brings together around forty European non-governmental organisations, federations and networks which are working to build an inclusive society and promote the social dimension of the European Union. The creation of the Platform was not without some conflicts within the NGO sector. The main fear was…

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1994

Establishment of the Social Policy Task Force: This was a crucial working group of EAPN, responsible for the advocacy work of the organisation and for the dialog with the institutions. It will run between 1994 and 1997 (followed by the Social Inclusion Group and lately by the European Union Inclusion Strategies Group).It was responsible for…

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1993

End of the 3rd European Anti-Poverty Programme: By the end of “Poverty III” the understandable expectations were that the establishment of a European anti-poverty strategy (called informally as “Poverty IV”) was possible. The overall experience with the 3 previous programmes prepared the road for that decision. However that would not happen at all. A strong…

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