What is the EAPN Poverty Watch Report?
The EAPN Poverty Watch Reports do not attempt to provide a comprehensive academic report on poverty. They start from the reality of people experiencing poverty and the perspectives of the NGOs that support and work with them: our 31 EAPN national networks and 13 European Organization members. Their main objectives are to:
- To monitor key trends and policy on poverty and social exclusion in Europe
- To raise awareness about priority issues and impact/reality for people experiencing poverty
- To propose concrete recommendations backed by example and evidence
EAPN’s EU Inclusion Strategies Group produced a common template for the Poverty Watch. Each network/organization adapted this to their national/organizational context to ensure optimum relevance and usefulness at national level, drafting first in their native language and where feasible providing a translation or summary in English.
In 2018 and 2019, some EAPN members have developed national poverty watch reports raising their key concerns built on the views of people directly facing poverty. These reports also provide the basis for concrete inputs to the EU level, particularly in the European Semester/Europe 2020 strategy (Country Reports, CSRs and NRPs):
- Poverty Watches – Summary Table 2018
- Poverty Watches – Summary Table 2019
- Poverty Watch – EU Summary Report 2018 (PDF)
“Poverty Watch: The reality of poverty and social exclusion in the EU” Event 2019
The European Parliament’s Intergroup Fighting Against Poverty and EAPN also organised in 2019 an exchange on the European Anti-Poverty Network’s 2018 Poverty Watch Reports: