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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EP Resolution on Employment and Social Aspects of Europe 2020 adopted in Strasbourg

25/11/2014 – Theresolution promoted by Marita Ulvskog acting chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, was adopted in plenary by a good majority. It includes some important commitments promoted by EAPN and the Semester Alliance: including the need for benefits to be spread throughout society, on access for the most vulnerable to social security and the labour market, on civil society involvement, on the job potential of the green economy & on IMF, demand for quality jobs and ILO warnings on the risks of growing inequalities.

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