Semester Alliance: Give a voice to civil society in Europe 2020!

Brussels, 03/12/2014 – Today, the EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester, a broad coalition bringing together environmental, social and equality NGOs and trade unions, is holding a hearing in the European Parliament hosted by Jean Lambert MEP (Greens/EFA) and Marian Harkin (ALDE). The hearing aims to highlight the missing voice of civil society in the debate on the revision of the Europe 2020 Strategy, and the urgent need to include them as key partners in the EU governance process known as the European Semester, at national and EU level. It will also debate with Parliament and stakeholders, initial reactions to the new AGS 2015 package adopted by the European Commission on Friday the 28th November.

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Annual Growth Survey 2015: A Fatal Blow to the 124 million living in poverty!

Brussels, 01/12/2014 – On the 28 November the European Commission endorsed the 2015 Annual Growth Survey package. This new AGS sets out the new Commission’s 3 priorities for the coming cycle: A coordinated boost to investment, a renewed commitment to structural reforms and pursuing fiscal responsibility. This new agenda is an attempt to temper the austerity drive with a boost for growth – but it gives no clear signs of how this will be made inclusive or deliver on poverty. EAPN will be considering the package and its impact on poverty over the next days with its members.

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EAPN Training on Information and Communications Techonologies and on how to get heard in the media, 12 & 13 December 2013, Leuven

Introduction Day 1 – Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and social media for social NGOs (Thursday 12 Dec 2013, full day 9:00-17:00) The first day of training approached Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), notably social media, which are useful for NGOs and how to use them, and use them strategically, with the practical frame of…

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EAPN Training on Information and Communications Techonologies and on how to get heard in the media, 12 & 13 December 2013, Leuven

Introduction Day 1 – Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and social media for social NGOs (Thursday 12 Dec 2013, full day 9:00-17:00) The first day of training approached Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), notably social media, which are useful for NGOs and how to use them, and use them strategically, with the practical frame of…

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Another achievement from a PeP Meeting!

In 2007, Egide Dhala from Spirasi and Salome Mbugua from AkiDwA met for the first time in Brussels at the 2007 Meeting of People experiencing Poverty while attending a workshop on poverty experienced by migrants in Europe. 3 years later, they were founding together an organisation to provide support to women’s groups in Kenya and…

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