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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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More Social Europe in the European Semester? | EAPN Assessment of the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs): More Social Europe in the European Semester? On the 22nd May 2017, the European Commission adopted the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations. This paper sets out the main messages and recommendations from country-by-country detailed assessment of the CSRs. The assessment, carried out together with our members, looked at…

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European networks’ response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’

Analysing the European Commission’s staff working document taking stock of the implementation of the Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage,[1] many of the partner organisations of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the document recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the…

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Energy poverty project – Together4energy – kicks off today!

Fighting fuel poverty addressing energy and social issues Together4Energy project (engaging social and energy actors in the creation of an innovative European network of Vulnerable Consumers Energy Advisors) press release: EAPN, in partnership with 10 other organisations from 6 European countries (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium and Finland), and working with members of our…

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Making progress on Social Europe? Poverty reduction, social rights and standards | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports and Proposals for Country- Specific Recommendations 2017

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2017 Country Reports for EU Member States: Making progress on Social Europe? Poverty reduction, social rights and standards. Members looked into to what extent the analysis and recommendations in them impact on poverty and social exclusion, in light of current policy developments in their own countries. On the basis of…

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EAPN welcomes the good intentions behind the European Pillar of Social Rights – but is it enough to save Social Europe?

Yesterday (the 26th April 2017), the European Commission launched the long-awaited package on the European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN welcomes the adoption of the Communication and the Social Pillar package as an important demonstration of a will to deliver on President Juncker’s promise of the “Social Triple A”, at a time when Europe faces…

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