The Council calls on the Commission and the Member States to develop an integrated approach to combat poverty and social exclusion by combining adequate income support, access to quality services and inclusive labour markets, while ensuring equal opportunities for women and men. This is stated in the Conclusions on ‘Combating poverty and social exclusion: an…Details
This issue of the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Center’s Summer Solidarity Bulletin 2016 focuses on the wrongdoings committed in broad daylight throughout the county by the agencies Best Connection and Transline. Read the full quarterly newsletter here!
A Video tribute to activists by Genevieve Baert with messages from the 2015 EU Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty opened EAPN’s 2016 Policy Conference. Read more about the event by clicking here!
EAPN is signatory to the Joint Statement put forward by the Alliance for Investing in Children welcoming the Council’s Acknowledgement of Child Poverty
EAPN endorses the statement presented by the Alliance for Investing in Children to welcome the Conclusions adopted by the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Affairs Council. With wealth inequalities rising all across Europe and the Agenda 2030 poverty goals seeming each year more difficult to achieve, it is all the more important that Council…Details
Brussels, 28 June 2016 – The outcome of the UK referendum should be a definitive wake up call for the European Union, Member States and for all those who wish to see progressive social change across Europe.
15/06/2016 – EAPN presents its assessment of the 2016 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), released on 18 May 2016, and is based on inputs from National Networks and European Organisations in our membership. Members have assessed progress on Social Europe and delivery on the Europe 2020 Strategy targets on poverty reduction, employment and education. A detailed country-by-country…Details
The FEAD Network launch conference was held in Brussels on 2-3 June, with over 200 delegates from around Europe joining to discuss ways of delivering the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived. The FEAD Network is a new open membership community for people providing assistance to the most deprived in Europe. Those interested…Details
The Intersectoral Health and Environment Research for Innovation (INHERIT) project is looking at the links between our living, moving or consuming patterns and the environment, our health and equity. This large scale Horizon 2020 initiative, coordinated by EuroHealthNet, brings together experts from the health, environment and other sectors, including technology, to investigate policies, practices and…Details
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