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EAPN Proposals on New Commission Integrated Guidelines: Economic and Employment

12/04/2015 – EAPN has issued its Proposals regarding the new European Commission’s Integrated Guidelines in the economic and employment fields. This 6-page document summarises the new guidelines, their potential and shortfalls as well as a set of 7 recommendations: 1) Guidelines must deliver on Europe 2020 goals and targets, 2) Inclusive Investment means Social Investment, 3) Safeguard adequate social protection for social cohesion,

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Juncker’s EU Investment Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI): EAPN briefing

27/07/2015 – EAPN has released its briefing on Juncker’s EU Investment Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). As a consequence of the economic crisis, the level of investment in the EU has dropped significantly since its peak in 2007, by about 15%. The former Barroso Commission had been characterized by the austerity…

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Juncker’s EU Investment Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI): EAPN briefing

27/07/2015 – EAPN has released its briefing on Juncker’s EU Investment Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). As a consequence of the economic crisis, the level of investment in the EU has dropped significantly since its peak in 2007, by about 15%. The former Barroso Commission had been characterized by the austerity era, where fiscal consolidation has been over prioritized at the expense of investments, including social investment. Although the current Juncker Commission is composed by the same political coalition, the urgency of a response in terms of investment to the consequences of the economic and financial crisis seems to have become more prominent.

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Right2water CAMPAIGN | From the European Citizens Initiative to the Global Water Justice Campaign

The European Citizen Initiative Water is a Human Right was initiated and is coordinated by the European Public Services Union (EPSU), with 9 NGOs including EAPN. The campaign was also supported by many other organisations. This ECI gathered  1,884,790 signatures, succeeding to go over 1 million signatures to be received by the European Commission. The campaign…

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EU Money for Poverty Reduction Now (2012-2013)

The 20% Campaign “EU Money for Poverty Reduction NOW!” (2012-2013) Contact persons: Vincent (vincent.caron@eapn.eu) and Nellie (nellie.epinat@eapn.eu) EAPN launched its 20% campaign on 15.05.12 with a petition to collect signatures on http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/EU_Money_for_Poverty_Reduction_NOW_1/. On the 2013-2020 programming period, this petition called on Member States to back the European Commission’s proposal to allocate 25% of the Cohesion…

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CLOSED CAMPAIGN | Electing Champions for a Social Europe! (2013-2014)

In 2013-2014, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) and its members (29 national networks and 18 European organisations) carried out a pan-European campaign entitled Electing Champions for a Social Europe. The campaign managed to gather the commitment of over 10% of the newly elected MEPs to fighting poverty, social exclusion, inequalities and discrimination. Read more on the…

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