EAPN welcomes its new Director Barbara Helfferich

29 August 2013, Brussels – Barbara Helfferich was appointed earlier this month as the new Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), the largest European network of national, regional and local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs and grass-root groups as well as European Organisations active in the fight against poverty, social exclusion and inequalities. Replacing Fintan Farrell,Barbara comes to EAPN with a wealth of experience in the field of social policy, notably on social exclusion and anti-discrimination.

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Task Force on Stakeholder Engagement

The main output of the Task Force will be EAPN shadow guidelines for effective stakeholder engagement including people experiencing poverty, at national and EU level in Europe 2020, which would be targeted at policy makers. A secondary output is to be a toolkit/pack to support all members and building on existing members work. The outputs…

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Task Force on Migration

The Migration Task Force will produce a report on how to ensure migrants’ integration in times of crisis and austerity; enable learning amongst all EAPN members, and foster policy debate on the issue both at national and EU level. For a full description, see the concept note. Composition: Loucas Antoniou, EAPN Cyprus Per Thomsen, EAPN Denmark…

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Task Force on Migration

The Migration Task Force will produce a report on how to ensure migrants’ integration in times of crisis and austerity; enable learning amongst all EAPN members, and foster policy debate on the issue both at national and EU level. For a full description, see the concept note. Composition: Loucas Antoniou, EAPN Cyprus Per Thomsen, EAPN Denmark…

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EAPN Ireland meeting with Troika: Post-bailout Ireland must prioritise social consensus

15/07 – A delegation from EAPN Ireland met the Troika delegation, along with a delegation from the Society of St Vincent de Paul. This is the third time that EAPN Ireland, a network of over 300 grass-roots community groups, has met  the Troika during their quarterly visits to review Ireland’s ‘bailout’ programme. More information in EAPN’s…

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