EAPN calls for greater coherence in EU policies to fight poverty

EAPN has written to the Ministers for Social Affairs prior to their meeting1 next Thursday and Friday 20-21 June, where they will take key decisions on the Social Investment Package proposed by the European Commission and on the Country-Specific Recommendations, as part of the Europe 2020 Strategy. In its letter, EAPN presents proposals on how to use these major EU Instruments to ensure a stronger social dimension for the EU. EAPN’s letter also includes key messages on the social dimension of the European Monetary Union (EMU), as crucial decisions should be taken on that hot issue at the European Council of Heads of States on 27-28 June.

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EAPN’s Response to the Social Investment Package: Will it reduce poverty?

17/06 – EAPN has just released its Response to the Social Invesment Package adopted by the European Commission on 20 February 2013 and which sets out a ‘new’ framework for policy reforms. EAPN’s Response consists of a Summary of the possible impact the SIP can have; Key Messages; a full General Assessment of the main Communication, and a brief assessment of specific additional documents.

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Civil society coalition asks Commissioner Rehn 2 Parliamentary Questions -17/06

17/06 – Sven Giegold, (Green Party), MEP, will ask 2 Questions, on behalf of the Adhoc coalition on Country-Specific Recommendations involving EAPN and other NGOs/Organisations, in a Parliamentary Hearing in the European Parliament with Commission Ollie Rehn. The two questions focus on NGO consultation in the CSR process, and confirmation that the Country-specific Recommendations are an instrument to deliver on the Europe 2020 targets.

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EMU: Economic governance undermines confidence in EU project

EAPN highlights major lack as democratic deficit and civil engagement

06/06 – Fintan Farrell, on behalf of EAPN, spoke at S&D Group hearing on social dimension of European Monetary Union on 6th June at the European Parliament in Brussels  and presented EAPN’s 5 proposals. The event built on the position of Pervenche Beres, chair of the Employment Committee, and included interventions from Commissioner Andor, Bernadette Segol, ETUC; the ILO and EESC, and other stakeholders including EAPN. 

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2013 European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty – #PEP2013 – press pack

Content of this page (click-on titles) Invitation Background note Photo/video material Contact     INVITATION TO THE 12TH EUROPEAN MEETING OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING POVERTY What can we learn from the experiences of Poverty Today? #PEP2013 18-20 June 2013 – Esplanade in front of the European Parliament, Brussels  – See final programme here From 18 – 20…

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The European Minimum Income Network (EMIN)

Bringing together various experts, professionals, academics and diverse entities active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, the EUROPEAN MINIMUM INCOME NETWORK aimed at building consensus towards the progressive realisation of adequate and accessible minimum income schemes in EU Member States. The EMIN was a two-year project (2013-2014) funded by the European Commission, in…

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