UN Special Rapporteur Olivier de Schutter

Roundtable on Pillar of Social Rights with UN Special Rapporteur, Commission, and ‘trio’ country representatives (PT, SI, FR)

EAPN organised a closed roundtable during the afternoon of 3 May with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, the European Commission and representatives of ministries of Portugal and Slovenia, along with our members in Portugal, Slovenia and France. It gave the UN Special Rapporteur a chance to…


Social Europe will not be strengthened without binding measures? | EAPN Reaction to EPSR Action Plan

EAPN welcomes the European Commission’s Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights, published on 4 March 2021. The Action Plan is the long-awaited follow-up to the promise that the unique European Social and Economic Model brings about shared prosperity and opportunities for all, proclaimed in 2017 by the European Parliament, the Council and the…


EESC Conference on Energy Poverty

Highlighting Energy Poverty in Europe On the 20 April 2021, the European and Economic Social Committee (EESC) organised a remote conference on energy poverty. The objectives of the conference were: 1) To build a strong narrative on energy poverty, setting it as a priority issue both under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),…