EAPN chairs workshop on sustainable societies: How to make the SDGs Europe’s Business – Multistakeholder Solutions

On the 30-31 May the EESC, together with Dutch Presidency and Sustainable Development Solutions, organized a high-level 2 day event to discuss how to make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  a reality, through multi-stakeholder partnerships. EAPN chaired a key workshop on sustainable societies – tackling poverty and inequality, linked to the key goals on…


Structured Dialogues

A tool intended to help bring together the various actors at EU and Member State level to take action in pursuit of shared objectives and to address social challenges of a European dimension EAPN’s members participate in the following structured dialogues, which provide a framework for discussions between civil society and the European Commission: On…


The Social Platform

EAPN is a founding member of the Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform) which is the largest platform of European rights and value-based NGOs working in the social sector. They aim to promote social justice, equality and participatory democracy by voicing the concerns of member organisations.

The report “Excluding Youth: a threat to our future” was launched at the 2016 EYE

The European Youth Forum recently launched a report on the social inclusion of young people, entitled Excluding Youth: A Threat To Our Future. EAPN was part of the editorial board of the report, and contributed particularly to the sections concerning access to adequate social protection and to quality jobs. The document takes a look at…


EAPN’s initial response to Country-Specific Recommendations | More CSRs on poverty but austerity still dominant

Brussels, 23 May 2016 – On 18 May, the European Commission published the 2016 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) proposals. EAPN welcomes the increased number of CSRs with a focus on ‘poverty reduction and social inclusion’ from 6 (2015) to 11 Member States (BG, CZ, ES, HR, HU, IE, IT, LV, PT, RO, SK), underpinned by Commissioner…


EAPN Latvia Organises Protest on Mayday

On May 1 Leaders of EAPN-Latviac organised a protest in collaboration with the Latvian Free Trade Union and with the support of the National Assembly “On decent work, healthcare and education in Latvia”. The demonstration was held in the Doma square in Riga. Here are some pictures of the event:   2016-Mayday-EAPN-Latvia-Pic12016-Mayday-EAPN-Latvia-Pic22016-Mayday-EAPN-Latvia-Pic3  


EAPN Supports the Ratification Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)

Did you know that May 5 was the three-year anniversary of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)? This treaty, which has been ratified by 21 countries, ensures that citizens who have experienced violations of their economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) have…