18/05/2016 – Commissioner Thyssen delivers a speech on the 2016 European Semester package: “There are still more than 20 million people unemployed in the EU. While unemployment is consistently going down, this trend is still too slow. The level of poverty across Europe has stabilised for the first time, but it is still too high.…Details
08/06/2016 – One year on from its launch, MEPs voiced sharply divided verdicts on the progress of the €315 billion investment plan for Europe, or “Juncker plan”, in Wednesday’s debate with EU Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. While the EPP and S&D broadly welcomed the work of the “European Fund for Strategic Investment” (EFSI) and the…Details
On the 3 June, SDG Watch a coalition of over 70 international and EU NGOs sent a letter to President of EU Commission Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker asking for urgent information about how the SDG 2030 Agenda will be delivered, and how civil society will be involved. EAPN is a signatory and member of SDG Watch, and…Details
EAPN chairs workshop on sustainable societies: How to make the SDGs Europe’s Business – Multistakeholder Solutions
On the 30-31 May the EESC, together with Dutch Presidency and Sustainable Development Solutions, organized a high-level 2 day event to discuss how to make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality, through multi-stakeholder partnerships. EAPN chaired a key workshop on sustainable societies – tackling poverty and inequality, linked to the key goals on…Details
EAPN Portugal joined the celebration of Europe Day 9 May with one of their most important annual events – The National Members Meeting – which took place in Santarém.
A tool intended to help bring together the various actors at EU and Member State level to take action in pursuit of shared objectives and to address social challenges of a European dimension EAPN’s members participate in the following structured dialogues, which provide a framework for discussions between civil society and the European Commission: On…Details
EAPN is a founding member of the Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform) which is the largest platform of European rights and value-based NGOs working in the social sector. They aim to promote social justice, equality and participatory democracy by voicing the concerns of member organisations.
The European Youth Forum recently launched a report on the social inclusion of young people, entitled Excluding Youth: A Threat To Our Future. EAPN was part of the editorial board of the report, and contributed particularly to the sections concerning access to adequate social protection and to quality jobs. The document takes a look at…Details
EAPN’s initial response to Country-Specific Recommendations | More CSRs on poverty but austerity still dominant
Brussels, 23 May 2016 – On 18 May, the European Commission published the 2016 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) proposals. EAPN welcomes the increased number of CSRs with a focus on ‘poverty reduction and social inclusion’ from 6 (2015) to 11 Member States (BG, CZ, ES, HR, HU, IE, IT, LV, PT, RO, SK), underpinned by Commissioner…Details
On May 1 Leaders of EAPN-Latviac organised a protest in collaboration with the Latvian Free Trade Union and with the support of the National Assembly “On decent work, healthcare and education in Latvia”. The demonstration was held in the Doma square in Riga. Here are some pictures of the event: 2016-Mayday-EAPN-Latvia-Pic1 2016-Mayday-EAPN-Latvia-Pic2 2016-Mayday-EAPN-Latvia-Pic3Details