This Task Force comes under both Objective 1.2 and Objective 2.2 of the EAPN Strategic Plan.
- Objective 1.2: EAPN will work to support its members to effectively engage in public debates and national and European policy making, on poverty, social exclusion & inequality
- Objective 2.2: EAPN will provide opportunities for mutual exchange at bilateral and multilateral levels between its members to ensure a transfer of knowledge, experience and learning on practices and policies in the flight against poverty, social exclusion and inequalities.
There are currently five EU Member States with Troika programmes (Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Portugal and Romania). These programmes are having a clear negative impact on poverty and social inclusion in these countries.
The objective of the Task Force is to examine the impact on poverty and social inclusion of the EU/IMF/ECB programme arrangements, particularly in Greece, Ireland, Portugal & Romanie) and to produce a short publication. This assessment should build on secondary sources and draw out general lessons, but also highlight key concerns and recommendations with regard to EU policy directions and choices.
Duration: July 2012 – January 2013
Composition: Nickos Ntasios (EAPN Greece), Sandra Araujo (EAPN Portugal), Sebastian Nastuta (EAPN Romania, chair), Philip OConnor (EAPN Ireland), Graciela Malgesini (EAPN Spain), Katherine Duffy (EAPN UK).
Contact in the Secretariat: Amana Ferro, Policy Officer
For a full description of the Task Force, please click here.
I. 1st meeting: July 2012
II. 2nd meeting: September 2012
III. 3rd meeting: 15 November 2012
Skype meeting: 21 January 2013
IV. Background Documents
Spain (non-Troika country)
United Kingdom (non-Troika country)
V. Final Product: EAPN Report: Lifeboat or Life sentence? The Troika and emergency assistance programmes and their impact on poverty and social exclusion
Appendix 1: Methodology for producing the report
Appendix 2: Summary of financial assistance programmes
Appendix 4: Why did the ‘bail-out’ states need it?