CSRs 2020: Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of the COVID-19 Response | EAPN Letter to Vice-President Dombrovskis

Together with the release of our newest Country Reports’ Assessment, we wrote to European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit to call for a strong message in the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) to support Member States emergency support measures, ensuring that they benefit the poor and most vulnerable and do not increase poverty and…

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Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of EU’s COVID-19 Response | EAPN’s Assessment

In this report, we present our members’ assessment of the 2020 Country Reports in the context of COVID19, monitoring progress on poverty and social rights through the Europe 2020 poverty target, the implementation of the EPSR and the SDGs as well as follow up on 2019 Country-specific Recommendations. This includes an assessment of progress on participation of…

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Diaconia and Churches on the front line against child poverty | Eurodiaconia Public Statement

On the Occasion of the 17th of October, Eurodiaconia published a statement calling on the new European Commission and the EU member states to fully commit to the eradication of child poverty, 30 years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as it is “in today’s Europe, unacceptable that one in…

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Voices from the ground | Covid-19

« We are all experiencing a terrible health crisis today, a deadly crisis, that is challenging another crisis that Europe is trying to combat. For many years there’s a crisis going on in Europe that has been devastating, namely the crisis caused by poverty. Everyday millions of people fight to be able to feed themselves…

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Inspiring literature | Covid-19

Academic  Rutger Bregman in The Correspondent – The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next? Prof. Philippe Delespaul in Sociaal Web (NL) – A virus in mental health care, a vaccine in the making? Lessons learned during the corona lockdown (article) Dublin City Community Cooperative – The Impact of Covid-19 on the Most Disadvantaged in Our…

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