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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Barbara Helfferich, EAPN Director talks to Euronews on Poverty in Europe

14/11/2014 – The extent of poverty in Europe comes under scrutiny in this edition of Utalk. The question is from Kristalina in Sofia, Bulgaria: “One EU citizen in four is said to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion. But what’s behind this figure?”. Barbara Helfferich, Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network responds: “There are 124 million people in the European Union at risk of poverty.That’s a hell of a lot of people and it’s an unexpected number for many people I think.

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EU Alliance celebrates 25 years of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

20/112014 – 20 November marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child, which rapidly became the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. When around 28% of children live at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU, according to the EU Alliance for Investing in Children it is also a day to remind decision makers “to undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative, and other measures” for the implementation of children’s “economic, social and cultural rights to the maximum extent of their available resources”, as the UN Convention says.

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Participation is Key to Progress on Poverty Eradication

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) attends Annual Convention of the European platform against poverty and social exclusion with high expectations on how to overcome the past failures and finally progress on poverty eradication, with participation at the core of EU decision-making processes.

Brussels, 20 November 2014 – 38 delegates of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) from all over Europe are taking part in the Annual Convention of the European platform against poverty and social exclusion held 20-21 November 2014 in Brussels to press for the rights of people experiencing poverty and to help shape the next 5 years of EU policies with a view to eradicating poverty. EAPN goes to the Convention with a set of 3 key messages, calling on EU to put the voice of people experiencing poverty at the heart of a Social Europe 2020 and to use EU funds to invest in quality jobs, services and social protection.

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Participation is Key to Progress on Poverty Eradication

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) attends Annual Convention of the European platform against poverty and social exclusion with high expectations on how to overcome the past failures and finally progress on poverty eradication, with participation at the core of EU decision-making processes. Brussels, 20 November 2014 – 38 delegates of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) from…

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