EAPN speaks in Final Conference of SOPHIE Project: Impact of social and economic policies on health inequalities

01/10/2015 – On 29 September 2015, the researchers of the FP7 funded SOPHIE Project held a Conference during which they presented key findings of the research through moderated discussions with representatives of the European civil society and EU Institutions. The Project evaluated the impact of current social and economic policies on health inequalities in Europe with focus on the following areas: macroeconomic policies, welfare state, labour market, built environment, housing, gender and migration. The conclusions of the project bring data-based evidence reaffirming that restrictions and liberalisation of the EU economic and social policies in times of the recession and austerity measures have negative impact on the well-being of people. Sian Jones, Policy Coordinator at EAPN, discussant on the Panel on ‘Crisis, Austerity, Welfare and Employment’, welcomed the findings that good-quality social protection systems mitigated the impact of austerity and reduced health inequalities.

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European Organisations member of EAPN

 European Organisations member of EAPN ATD Fourth World – Bert LUYTS and Stephanie GENTEUIL: delegation.ue@atd-quartmonde.org BABELEA – Bruno RENE-BAZIN: babelea@wanadoo.fr Caritas Europa – Shannon PFOHMAN: spfohman@caritas.eu Dynamo International – Mari FRESU: mari.fresu@travail-de-rue.net EMMAUS Europe – Xavier VANDROMME: xaviervandromme@yahoo.fr Eurochild AISBL – Jana HAINSWORTH: secretarygeneral@eurochild.org EURODIACONIA – Heather ROY: heather.roy@eurodiaconia.org European Consumer Debt Network – Mariusz MOWKA: mmowka@logonet.pl…

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European Organisations member of EAPN

 European Organisations member of EAPN ATD Fourth World – Bert LUYTS and Stephanie GENTEUIL: delegation.ue@atd-quartmonde.org BABELEA – Bruno RENE-BAZIN: babelea@wanadoo.fr Dynamo International – Mari FRESU: mari.fresu@travail-de-rue.net EMMAUS Europe – Xavier VANDROMME: xaviervandromme@yahoo.fr Eurochild AISBL – Jana HAINSWORTH: secretarygeneral@eurochild.org EURODIACONIA – Heather ROY: heather.roy@eurodiaconia.org European Consumer Debt Network – Mariusz MOWKA: mmowka@logonet.pl European Federation of National Organisations Working…

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EUISG

 EU Inclusion Strategies Group AUSTRIA – Eugen BIERLING-WAGNER: eugen.bierling-wagner@armutskonferenz.at BELGIUM – Elke VANDERMEERSCHEN: elke.vandermeerschen@bapn.be BULGARIA – Douhomir MINEV: perspekt@tradel.net CROATIA – Suzana JEDVAJ: suzana.jedvaj@gmail.com CYPRUS – Marina KOUKOU: marina@peo.org.cy CZECH REPUBLIC – Katarina KLAMKOVA: katarina.klamkova@iqrs.cz DENMARK – Per K. LARSEN: pkl@unikon.dk ESTONIA – Mart-Peeter ERSS: Mart-Peeter.Erss@tallinnlv.ee FINLAND – Jiri SIRONEN: jiri.sironen@ehyt.fi FRANCE – Jeanne DIETRICH: jdietrich@uniopss.asso.fr…

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EUISG

 EU Inclusion Strategies Group AUSTRIA – Eugen BIERLING-WAGNER: eugen.bierling-wagner@armutskonferenz.at BELGIUM – David PRAIL: david.prail@bapn.be BULGARIA – Douhomir MINEV: perspekt@tradel.net CROATIA – Suzana GUMBAS: suzana.jedvaj@gmail.com CYPRUS – Marina KOUKOU: marina@peo.org.cy CZECH REPUBLIC – Milena CERNA: cerna@vdv.cz DENMARK – Per K. LARSEN: pkl@unikon.dk ESTONIA – Kiira GORNISCHEFF: kiiranauts@gmail.com FINLAND – Jiri SIRONEN: jiri.sironen@ehyt.fi FRANCE – Jeanne DIETRICH: jdietrich@uniopss.asso.fr…

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Executive Committee Members

Executive Committee National Networks’ representatives AUSTRIA – Eugen BIERLING-WAGNER: eugen.bierling-wagner@armutskonferenz.at BELGIUM – Gaelle PETERS: g.peters@rwlp.be BULGARIA – Maria JELIAZKOVA: perspekt@tradel.net CROATIA – Nino ZGANEC: nzganec@pravo.hr CYPRUS – Ninetta KAZANTSIS: ninetak@cytanet.com.cy CZECH REPUBLIC – Karel SCHWARZ: Schwarz_Karel@seznam.cz DENMARK – Per THOMSEN: per-thomsen@stofanet.dk ESTONIA – Kärt MERE: mere@online.ee FINLAND – Tiina SAARELA: tiina.saarela@evl.fi FRANCE – Richard DELPLANQUE:…

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Executive Committee

Executive Committee AUSTRIA – Eugen BIERLING-WAGNER: eugen.bierling-wagner@armutskonferenz.at BELGIUM – Gaelle PETERS: g.peters@rwlp.be BULGARIA – Maria JELIAZKOVA: perspekt@tradel.net CROATIA – Nino ZGANEC: nzganec@pravo.hr CYPRUS – Ninetta KAZANTSIS: ninetak@cytanet.com.cy CZECH REPUBLIC – Karel SCHWARZ: Schwarz_Karel@seznam.cz DENMARK – Per THOMSEN: per-thomsen@stofanet.dk ESTONIA – Kärt MERE: mere@online.ee FINLAND – Tiina SAARELA: tiina.saarela@evl.fi FRANCE – Richard DELPLANQUE: riclechti59@hotmail.fr GERMANY –…

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Bureau

 EAPN Bureau Sérgio AIRES EAPN President and Executive member from Portugal sergio.aires@eapn.pt       Maria JELIAZKOVA EAPN Vice-President and Executive member from Bulgaria perspekt@tradel.net     Vilborg ODDSDOTTIR EAPN Vice-President and Executive member from Iceland vilborg@help.is     Saviour GRIMA EAPN Vice-President and Executive member from Malta fsg372@gmail.com     Jasmina KRUNIC  EAPN Vice-President…

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Sergio Aires

Bureau

 EAPN Bureau Sérgio AIRES EAPN President and Executive member from Portugal Email: sergio.aires@eapn.pt Maria JELIAZKOVA EAPN Vice-President and Executive member from Bulgaria Email: perspekt@tradel.net Vilborg ODDSDOTTIR EAPN Vice-President and Executive member from Iceland Email: vilborg@help.is Saviour GRIMA EAPN Vice-President and Executive member from Malta Email: fsg372@gmail.com Jasmina KRUNIC  EAPN Vice-President and Executive member from Serbia Email: jasmina.krunic@gmail.com Carlos…

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AGE Platform Europe | Older persons’ rights should not be jeopardised by EU objectives on national fiscal consolidation and structural reforms!

22/09/2015 – The European Semester 2015 – the EU yearly cycle of economic policy coordination – has once more overlooked fundamental rights. AGE Platform Europe is deeply concerned that in the 2015 Country Specific Recommendations the social objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy have further receded to the background. Many reforms in social protection – in particular in pensions, health and long-term care – are now challenging older persons’ rights to participate in society, live independently and in dignity.

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