EU 2020 Strategy is further off-track to deliver inclusive, sustainable, equal and social EU, writes EU Semester Alliance to EU Council

19/06/2015 – 19/06/2015 – The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester also called ‘Semester Alliance’ addressed a letter yesterday to Heads of States and top EU officials ahead of the EU Council next 25 & 26 June on the endorsement of the 2015 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs). The Semester Alliance highlights that the EU has failed to deliver an inclusive recovery strategy and that immediate action is needed to bring the Europe 2020 back on track with all its initial goals.

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EU Alliance for Investing in Children | Country-Specific Recommendations fail children. Urgent call to Action

16/06/2015 – On 13 May, the European Commission published its proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs). The partners in the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are deeply concerned that the Commission’s fewer, but targeted, priorities fail to address the needs of  in the EU, in particular over 26 million children1 who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion.

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EAPN speaks at EP public hearing on “The Revision of the Europe 2020 Strategy”

15/06/2015 – Today, Barbara Helfferich, Vice-President of the Social Platform and EAPN Director will speak at the public hearing organised in the European Parliament on “The Revision of the Europe 2020 Strategy”. This public hearing is organised on 15 June as a follow-up to the European Parliament resolution of 25 November 2014 on the employment and social aspects of the Europe 2020 strategy which was prepared in the EMPL and should feed into the Commission’s public consultation on Europe 2020.

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Will EPSCO Council press for policy coherence on Social Europe?

EAPN highlights major contradictions between commitments and policies on poverty Brussels, 12/06/2015 – EAPN calls on the Ministers of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs meeting next week to press for delivery on Commissioners Thyssen and Dombrovskis’ announced priorities for EU social policy, which seriously contradict the current approach within the European Semester.

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Will EPSCO Council press for policy coherence on Social Europe?

EAPN highlights major contradictions between commitments and policies on poverty

Brussels, 12/06/2015 – EAPN calls on the Ministers of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs meeting next week to press for delivery on Commissioners Thyssen and Dombrovskis’ announced priorities for EU social policy, which seriously contradict the current approach within the European Semester.

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EAPN holds a capacity-building training for its members

On 18-19 June, EAPN will hold a capacity-building training for its members to help them strengthen their knowledge and skills on how to engage in social-policy work both at EU and national levels. The regular trainings EAPN organizes are a key element contributing to the Network’s acknowledged ability to bring its different sources of expertise together in a bottom-up and participative approach.

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EAPN’s contribution to EC Consultation on long-term unemployment

12/05/2015 – EAPN submitted today its contribution to the European Commission’s consultation regarding the provision of services to long-term unemployed in the Member States and at EU level. In its response, EAPN highlights that the long-term unemployed cannot be regarded as a homogenous group, and a one-size-fits-all approach will not yield the expected results.