ECI on Water and Sanitation: Consultation on quality of drining water till 23/09, organisations and citizens, please take part!

25/06/2014 – The European Commission has launched a consultation on the quality of drinking water supply in response to the ECI right2water, the only successful ECI so far. We invite civil society organisations and European citizens to participate in this consultation and to address the human rights aspect of water, the responsibility of governments to provide the service, the fact that it is a “natural monopoly” (there is no market!) and to address that outsourcing or delegation of services do NOT lead to better quality.

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FNARS (member of EAPN France): Health and social organisations take action on housing for people with mental disorders

18/06/2014 – The ANPCME the FNAPSY, UNAFAM and FNARS cosigned a charter for the accomodation and housing for people with mental disorders. For these four associations, accommodation and housing are major stabilizing factors for people with mental health problems, and consequently a real public health issue. Read more on FNARS website (in French).

FNARS (member of EAPN France): Health and social organisations take action on housing for people with mental disorders

18/06/2014 – The ANPCME the FNAPSY, UNAFAM and FNARS cosigned a charter for the accomodation and housing for people with mental disorders. For these four associations, accommodation and housing are major stabilizing factors for people with mental health problems, and consequently a real public health issue. Read more on FNARS website (in French).

EAPN Malta holds In-Work Poverty Conference and launches EAPN publication Working and Poor in Maltese

12/06/2014 – EAPN Malta (Anti-Poverty Forum Malta) organised a conference on In-Work Poverty aiming to raise awareness on the topic.  Speakers for this conference included the Minister for Education and Work Hon Evarist Bartolo, the Shadow Minister on Poverty Hon Clyde Puli, MEP Dr Therese Comodini Cachia, trade unionists, a Professor in Sociology, and various…

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EAPN Malta holds In-Work Poverty Conference and launches EAPN publication Working and Poor in Maltese

12/06/2014 – EAPN Malta (Anti-Poverty Forum Malta) organised a conference on In-Work Poverty aiming to raise awareness on the topic.  Speakers for this conference included the Minister for Education and Work Hon Evarist Bartolo, the Shadow Minister on Poverty Hon Clyde Puli, MEP Dr Therese Comodini Cachia, trade unionists, a Professor in Sociology, and various NGOs.  During this well-attended conference, APF Malta launched the publication ‘Working and Poor’ released by EAPN in November 2013, in Maltese. Various interesting points were raised and discussed, including the need to increase the minimum wage, measures to eliminate precarious work and also the possibility of rising the compulsory school age to 18.

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Poverty Alliance urges UK Government to re-think child poverty strategy

26/06/2014 – Following the publication of the Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17, the Poverty Alliance has called on the UK Government to re-think their approach to child poverty. The current strategy ignores the macro-economic context and the demand side of the labour market, choosing instead to focus on the individual causes of poverty. The strategy also pays no regard to independent child poverty predictions and focuses too heavily on work as a way out of poverty. 

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