New study about indebtedness in Lithuania and its effect on the poor

The Lithuanian National Anti-Poverty Network in collaboration with Vilnius University has conducted a study on the problem of the forcible collection of debts by bailiffs from the perspective of indebted people and the specialists who work with them. The study is particularly relevant since it highlights the effect of enforced debt recoveries on the poor. As a matter of…

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#On Our Watch EU: assessing the work of the European Parliament since 2014

What are the achievements of the European Parliament in the fight against social exclusion, poverty and discrimination? Have the MEPs kept their promises and made some progress since their election in 2014? In 2013- 2014 the EAPN launched the campaign Electing Champions for a Social Europe to encourage political candidates in the European parliamentary elections…

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New report on poverty in rural areas in Macedonia

The Federation of Farmers of the Republic of Macedonia in partnership with the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food and in consultation with the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform has prepared a new report on the living conditions in rural areas in Macedonia, one of the poorest countries in Europe. Through a multidimensional analysis, the report takes into…

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Action Plan on Urban Poverty: EAPN members’ feedback is needed!

The European Commission has opened a consultation on the 13 draft actions for a Final Action Plan of the Urban Agenda priority partnership on Urban Poverty, coordinated by Belgium (PPS Social Integration) and France (CGET, General Commission for Territorial Equality). The Partnership has the objectives of reducing poverty and improving the inclusion of people in…

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therighttobeanythingwewant | Portuguese-wide anti Roma-discrimination campaign developed with EAPN Portugal

EAPN Portugal, in partnership with the State Secretariat for Citizenship and Equality, is currently promoting an anti-discrimination Campaign on Roma Communities #direitoaseroquequiserem (therighttobeanythingwewant).  This Campaign was launched on the 24th of June – “Roma Communities National Day” and its main aim is to seek to positively influence the social perception of Roma Communities among the…

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EAPN’s 2017 conference conclusions: Learning from the past to beyond 2020 – What EU strategy to fight poverty, social exclusion & inequality?

EAPN’s annual conference was on 15 June, under the title Learning from the past to Beyond 2020 – What EU strategy to fight poverty, exclusion and inequality? The conference afforded an opportunity to exchange together on the following questions: What integrated strategy should the EU propose to effectively fight poverty?  What can we learn from the past? What…

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Right to Energy Coalition makes demands ahead of EP debate on clean energy

EAPN is co-founder of a coalition of unions, anti-poverty organisations and environmental NGOs committed to join efforts to fight energy poverty and defend the right to renewable energy for all. Brussels, 21 June 2017 – The civil society coalition against energy poverty writes to MEPs in advance of amendments around the “Clean energy for all Europeans” Package when…

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