On Thursday 30 April, EAPN wrote to MEPs to request support for Green MEP Jean Lambert Report on Active Inclusion, which will be voted in the European Plenary session next Tuesday 5 May.
EAPN believes this report is key for the effective implementation of the integrated approach that the EC Active Inclusion Recommendation is proposing, in terms of inclusive employment, adequate income support and access to quality services.
Ms. Lambert’s report is the result of hard work and extensive consultations with all political groups in the European Parliament and has also benefited from comprehensive input from social NGOs, such as the Social Platform and EAPN.
“The Jean Lambert report strongly endorses the emphasis given to the key role of ensuring an adequate income for a dignified life, based on the 1992 Council Recommendation, and the need to challenge the current focus on punitive conditionality in current activation policies, which are driving more people in poverty into hardship, in a context where jobs are under threat”, writes Fintan Farrell, EAPN Director.
EAPN also points out that the report supports the need for access to quality services, including by proposing a Framework Directive for Social Services of General Interest.
Read EAPN’s letter
For further information, please contact Nellie Epinat (Communication & Press Officer) or Fintan Farrell (Director), tel. +32 2 226 58 50 – fax. +32 2 226 58 69 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Website: www.eapn.eu