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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1992

Publication of the first “Networks News”: Between April 1992 and January 2001, 80 issues were published; from April 1995, “Network News” started to be published in Spanish as well as French and English. The first Italian version appeared in January 1998, and the German version in April of that year. Circulation has risen to .…

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1991

EAPN Working Group on Minimum Income and Access to Services would exist between 1991 and 1993. Meeting 4 times with core group of six people, and once with eight representatives of the member states and one representative of EOs in June 93. The work of the group was used to lobby the European Parliament in…

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1990

Hiring of the first EAPN Director: Marie-Françoise Wilkinson (France) and she will stay as Director for twelve years (1990-2002).   Election of the first EAPN President: Quintin Oliver (UK – Northern Ireland) and he will stay for two years (one mandate) as President (1990-1992).   December – First General Assembly (Constituent)- Brussels: When the EU…

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1990-2000 | EAPN

All 1975 Key events 3 EU Anti-Poverty Programmes (1975-1993) These programs were the result of an important achievement: the recognition that the fight against poverty and social exclusion should be a competence of the EU. As a sequence to the oil crisis in 1973 and its devastating consequences in several countries, the European Economic Community…

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