SDG Watch Europe’s Position Paper on how to set up a new EU Platform & contribute to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

The EC Communication entitled “Next steps for a sustainable European future – European action for sustainability” published in November 2016 states that the Commission intends to establish a new EU Multi- Stakeholder Platform as part of its overall implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It states that in order to “create a dynamic space bringing together…


The time for timidity is over – the EU needs an ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights | Letter to President Juncker

EAPN has written today to the President of the European Commission to stress the urgency for an ambitious EU proposal on the upcoming European Pillar of Social Rights. This should not just repackage existing initiatives with only benchmarking on common principles, but must set out an ambitious EU roadmap towards guaranteeing essential social standards, which…


Last Chance for Social Europe: Going forward together? | EAPN Statement

 The Commission’s high-profile conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) took place on Monday involving over 600 participants, and a range of high-level speakers including President Juncker, Commissioner Thyssen, and the new President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani who gave his first speech there. The conference appeared to be aimed at feeding…


The European Semester must become a strong, democratic instrument that can build a better Social Europe and a European Union worth fighting for

On Thursday 12 January, EAPN (European Anti-Poverty Network) and Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (MEP, S&D) jointly hosted a seminar in the European Parliament: Can the Semester help build a better Social Europe? The seminar aimed to review how well the European Semester is working in terms of its delivery on social rights, poverty and participation and…


Delivering on the Promises of a better Social Europe? | EAPN’s Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey & Joint Employment Report

15/12/2016 – EAPN presents its Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report. This follows EAPN’s letter to President Juncker presenting EAPN’s proposals for the AGS 2017, which were based on our members’ review of the Semester and the NRPs 2016. Although the main message from the AGS 2017 is the importance of strengthening competitiveness, innovation…