2015 QE for people campaign 2

New campaign launches, calling on ECB’s quantitative easing to “serve the people”

25/11/2015, Brussels – A coalition of eurozone campaigners, civil society organisations and economists is today calling on the European Central Bank (ECB) to radically change its approach to the current Quantitative Easing (QE) programme. In other words, the money created currently going to the financial sector which caused the crisis, should be used to help everyday people and contributes to a sustainable recovery.

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EAPN holds stakeholder dialogue round table with EU institutions on delivery on 20% of ESF on poverty and partnership

On 02/12/2015,EAPN will hold a stakeholder dialogue round table on the topic of how to make progress on the 20% ear-marking of ESF on social inclusion and poverty and on the code of conduct on partnership. In 2015, EAPN established a Task Force to develop a Barometer survey with its members to monitor the implementation of both these topics, involving representatives from EAPN Portugal, Germany, Spain, Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria.

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EAPN’s Response to the Long Term Unemployment Proposal for Recommendation of the Commission

Integrated support for long-term unemployed through active inclusion EAPN welcomes the proposal for a Recommendation on the long-term unemployed as useful and timely. While a number of positive elements are put forward, we feel that some of these could have been further explored and complemented, and some important dimensions of the challenge have been overlooked.