Civil society criticizes “Business As Usual” as Commission publishes its plans for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Watch Europe, a civil society alliance of more than 90 EU NGOs established to ensure the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the EU and its Member States, has criticised today’s publication of the EC Commission’s Communication entitled “Next steps for a sustainable European future – European action for sustainability.” “The…


Task Force on Advocating for a Human Rights approach to Migration, Refugees and Asylum seekers

This Task Force comes under both Objective 1.2 and Objective 2.2 of the EAPN Strategic Plan. Objective 1.1: EAPN will work to ensure that the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Platform against Poverty and the Social Inclusion strategy (Social OMC) deliver progress to effectively mainstream social concerns and to reduce poverty and inequality. Objective 1.2: EAPN…


Signs of change towards a Social Europe? | Annual Growth Survey 2017

Brussels, 18 November 2016. On 16 November, the European Commission adopted the Autumn Package presenting the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) 2017, with the Press Release title: ‘Working on a stronger and more inclusive economic recovery’. EAPN cautiously welcomes some messages and actions highlighted in the AGS 2017 and Autumn Package which highlight the intention to promote…


The 15th EU Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty – Empowerment Through Participation!

The European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty was organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) with the support of the European Commission, the Slovakian presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the EAPN Fund. This year, the 15th edition was held on 15-16 November 2016. See the programme here. The meetings and process can be followed…


In defense of a Europe built on protecting fundamental rights for all | Final Declaration of the 2016 EAPN General Assembly

The European Anti-Poverty Network, (EAPN), the largest European network of anti-poverty organizations across 31 countries, held its General Assembly on October 29 in Bruges. The EAPN General Assembly met while Europe is in a critical situation. Some of its features are the post-BREXIT; the humanitarian crisis suffered by people arriving in Europe; the accelerated deterioration…


SAPN | Poverty and income inequality featured among the key topics at the Central European Interfaith Forum (CEIF 2016)

Poverty and income inequality featured among the key topics at the Central European Interfaith Forum (CEIF 2016), which hosted more than 150 participants representing 20 nations, 3 continents, 7 world religions as well as other religious, spiritual or humanist traditions. The gathering took place in Nitra, Slovakia, on 25 July 2016. The alarming trends of…