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therighttobeanythingwewant | Portuguese-wide anti Roma-discrimination campaign developed with EAPN Portugal

EAPN Portugal, in partnership with the State Secretariat for Citizenship and Equality, is currently promoting an anti-discrimination Campaign on Roma Communities #direitoaseroquequiserem (therighttobeanythingwewant).  This Campaign was launched on the 24th of June – “Roma Communities National Day” and its main aim is to seek to positively influence the social perception of Roma Communities among the…


EAPN’s 2017 conference conclusions: Learning from the past to beyond 2020 – What EU strategy to fight poverty, social exclusion & inequality?

EAPN’s annual conference was on 15 June, under the title Learning from the past to Beyond 2020 – What EU strategy to fight poverty, exclusion and inequality? The conference afforded an opportunity to exchange together on the following questions: What integrated strategy should the EU propose to effectively fight poverty?  What can we learn from the past? What…

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Right to Energy Coalition makes demands ahead of EP debate on clean energy

EAPN is co-founder of a coalition of unions, anti-poverty organisations and environmental NGOs committed to join efforts to fight energy poverty and defend the right to renewable energy for all. Brussels, 21 June 2017 – The civil society coalition against energy poverty writes to MEPs in advance of amendments around the “Clean energy for all Europeans” Package when…

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More Social Europe in the European Semester? | EAPN Assessment of the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs): More Social Europe in the European Semester? On the 22nd May 2017, the European Commission adopted the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations. This paper sets out the main messages and recommendations from country-by-country detailed assessment of the CSRs. The assessment, carried out together with our members, looked at…


European networks’ response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’

Analysing the European Commission’s staff working document taking stock of the implementation of the Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage,[1] many of the partner organisations of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the document recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the…