EAPN participates in ACCA/Living Wage Foundation Roundtable

27/04/2015 – EAPN participated in a round table on Global perspectives on the living wage. It was organized by ACCA (the association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Living Wage Foundation, which works closely with EAPN Scotland – Poverty Alliance. The round table presented the living wage concept and campaign, making the business, economic and social case, based on the successful campaign in UK with 1500 employers already signed up.

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Universal Access to Health: One year after the elections

05/04/2015 – EAPN participated in a roundtable organized by health stakeholders including EGA, European Patient’s Forum, Doctors of the World and backed by EP Interest group, to discuss how to press for universal access to health, in a context where ‘efficiency’ dominates. Alojz Peterle (EPP) underlined the need to make the economic case for health, and to defend health investment and promotion, including proposals for a European Semester for health.

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Voices from Ireland: watch video!

29/04/2015 – Have you seen the video which EAPN Ireland and Community Workers’ Cooperative (CWC) prepared for the Social Inclusion Forum? This 12 minute video brings together voices from the regional workshops in Galway, Portlaoise, Drogheda and Dublin talking about poverty and what needs to change. 

DELIVER the “Maternity leave Directive”!

27/04/2015 – EAPN, with the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the European delegation of Make Mothers Matter (MMM), ILGA Europe, Social Platform, the European Youth Forum, the European Federation of Nurses (EFN) the European Disability Forum (EDF), the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) and SOLIDAR, representing millions of women and men throughout Europe are deeply concerned about the negative impact of the withdrawal of the proposal to strengthen the Maternity Leave would have on women throughout Europe. They have addressed today a joint letter to Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to maintain the “Maternity leave Directive”. Please sign the petition “Time to Deliver the Maternity Leave Directive”!

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Fighting poverty ranks low in European Commission’s priorities

EAPN Europe writes to European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker to stress its concern on Mid-Term Review delay

21/04/2015 – European Commission’s Mid-Term review of the Europe 2020 Strategy publicised and agreed by all parties has been delayed till the end of this year. EAPN Europe considers this shows the lack of serious commitment and low priority the EC gives to the process and fight against poverty. Europe 2020 aims at reducing poverty in at least 20 million by 2020 and was set as a key priority for the new Commission in order to set a smart, sustainable and inclusive recovery from the financial crisis. The number of people experiencing direct poverty has increased in six million after the strategy Europe 2020 was put in place.

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Making Progress on Europe 2020: Investing in People for a Fairer EU | EAPN’s 2015 Assessment on Country-Specific Recommendations

17/04/2015 – EAPN presents its 2015 assessment of the 2014 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) based on inputs from 24 national networks and European Organisations, and makes new proposals for 2015 CSRs. EAPN wants the European Semester to deliver results on the Europe 2020 goals of inclusive and sustainable growth and to deliver on its target to…

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Making Progress on Europe 2020: Investing in People for a Fairer EU | EAPN’s 2015 Assessment on Country-Specific Recommendations

17/04/2015 – EAPN presents its 2015 assessment of the 2014 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) based on inputs from 24 national networks and European Organisations, and makes new proposals for 2015 CSRs. EAPN wants the European Semester to deliver results on the Europe 2020 goals of inclusive and sustainable growth and to deliver on its target to reduce poverty by at least 20 million by 2020. 

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EAPN participates in 1st ECFIN dialogue with NGOs on an EMU for Citizens

26/03/2015- Representatives from five EAPN national networks (Belgium, Denmark, Lithuania, Spain, Portugal) together with EAPN policy coordinator, Sian Jones, participated yesterday in Brussels in the first Civil Society dialogue seminar organised by DG ECFIN. This initiative forms part of ECFIN’s new Communication strategy to ‘connect’ to stakeholders and citizens on EU’s economic agenda.

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