Socialising the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020

23/02/2015- Socialising the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020. This report, prepared for the Swedish Institute of European Studies, argues about a progressive socialisation of the European Semester since 2011. Both, Jonathan Zeitlin and Bart Vanhercke, consider this socialisation a result of European Commission’s reposnse to social disconent after austerity…

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Drivers for Health Equality

01/03/2015 – DRIVERS (2012-2015) was a three-year research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme which aims to understand and promote health equity through policy and practice in early childhood development, employment & working conditions, and income & social protection. EAPN was amongst the 7 partners to the Project let by EuroHealthNet.   Key documents…

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Task Force on Social Innovation

This Task Force comes under both Objective 1.2 and Objective 2.2 of the EAPN Strategic Plan. –          Objective 1.1: EAPN will work to ensure that the Europe 2020 strategy, the Platform against Poverty and the Social Inclusion strategy (Social OMC) deliver progress to effectively mainstream social concerns and to reduce poverty and inequality. –          Objective…

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Task Force on Social Innovation

This Task Force comes under both Objective 1.2 and Objective 2.2 of the EAPN Strategic Plan. –          Objective 1.1: EAPN will work to ensure that the Europe 2020 strategy, the Platform against Poverty and the Social Inclusion strategy (Social OMC) deliver progress to effectively mainstream social concerns and to reduce poverty and inequality. –          Objective…

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EAPN’s Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2015

08/12/2014 – EAPN publishes its assessment of the 2015 Annual Growth Survey and and Draft Joint Employment Report “Fresh start or broken promises?” with a series of 6 key messages. EAPN’s assessment is sent today to the Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs ahead of their EPSCO meeting on 11 December, where they will discuss progress on the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Mid-Term Review.

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EuroHealthNet | “European decision makers take forward DRIVERS recommendations to improve health equity”

03/02/2015 – EuroHealthNet held a conference co-hosted by Julie Ward MEP (S&D, UK) and Eider Gardiazabal Rubial (S&D, ES) as part of DRIVERS for Health Equity to present its policy recommendations for improving health equity and to build support for taking them forward. As noted by Julie Ward MEP, “concern about global health challenges should not obscure the fact that serious differences in health exist between social groups in Europe”. EAPN participates as a partner of the Drivers’ Project.

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DRIVERS’ Project last newsletter: series of reports available

29/01/2015 – the last issue of the DRIVERS Project Newsletter is dedicated to the many case studies that were carried out across Europe as part of the project. The purpose in conducting these studies was to identify existing services, policies or practices that have the potential to reduce inequalities in health and improve  social determinants, highlight aspects of adverse conditions in modern Europe and illustrate advocacy for health equity.

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DRIVERS for Health Equity presents its findings and principles for policy and practice that help reduce health inequalities

03/02/2015 – DRIVERS will present its findings and recommendations at the European Parliament today. The event titled ‘Tackling societal challenges: solutions from DRIVERS for Health Equity’ will provide an opportunity to learn about the research findings and overarching principles for policy and practice that help reduce health inequalities across the life course, and debate with Members of the European Parliament and policy makers on how to incorporate the recommendations from DRIVERS in existing, emerging and future policy initiatives. EAPN will participate as a partner of the Drivers’ Project.

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