EAPN Europe meets European Commission Vice President Dombrovskis

18/03/2015 – EAPN President, Sérgio Aires and Barbara Helfferich, Director of EAPN met with European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis for an exchange of views on the better integration of social objectives in the European Semester. EAPN underlined that the European Semester must ensure that economic and social objectives were equally important and that the country specific recommendations should be used to help reduce poverty. 

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EAPN Letter to EPSCO Council March 9th-A clear stand on integrating a social dimension into European policy making is needed

09/03/2015- EAPN has addressed a letter to EPSCO Ministers with regards to their meeting taking place today March 9th on Employment and Social policy issues asking them to make a clear stand on the full integration of a social dimension into European policy making. EAPN not only calls for the integration of a social dimension but puts forward concrete proposals on how to do so. We believe social invesment together with social protection and ensurance of ownership are key to reduce poverty. Investment in growth and jobs alone will not.

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Global Coalition for Social Protectors Floor

04/03/2015- EAPN Europe is part of a Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors partnering at the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council and taking part on a side event named ‘Social Protection Floors and Human Rights’ this month in Geneva. Social protection floors can help better realisation of social, economic and cultural rights. The side event at the UN Human Rights Council aims at raising awareness on social security as a human right.

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EP Committe on Employment and Social Affairs report on European Policies for Lifelong Guidance to fight Early School Leaving and Unemployment

3/03/2015- EP EMPL Committe new report on European Policies for Lifelong Guidance to Fight Early School Leaving and Unemployment. This new report provides an overview of career guidance in Member States supported by research evidence showing lifelong guidance provides with better employment outcomes. The research shows a lack of guidance provision in most EU Member…

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EP Committe on Employment and Social Affairs report on European Policies for Lifelong Guidance to fight Early School Leaving and Unemployment

3/03/2015- EP EMPL Committe new report on European Policies for Lifelong Guidance to Fight Early School Leaving and Unemployment. This new report provides an overview of career guidance in Member States supported by research evidence showing lifelong guidance provides with better employment outcomes. The research shows a lack of guidance provision in most EU Member…

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Growndbreaking Finnish Strategy on Homelessnessegy Report

3/03/2015- The Finnish homlessness strategy. Last month of February, Finland released an international review of the Finnish strategy to tackle homelessness showscasing growndbreaking good practices. The review has been published by the Finnish Ministry of Environment. The Finnish homelessness strategy focuses on taking up the Housing First approach, providing people with housing and then accompagnied…

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