EAPN aims to put poverty back on the agenda and to lobby and campaign together with our members for better and more effective policies to eradicate poverty and social exclusion at national and EU level. This means raising awareness of what poverty and inequality means – particularly for those directly experiencing poverty and to demand the mainstreaming of social inclusion through integrated polices which can deliver a more inclusive, equal society, based on shared wealth…
EAPN has played a key role in the setting up and implementation of the EU Open Method of Coordination on social protection and social inclusion, particularly through the National Action Plans on Inclusion, as a means for developing an effective EU strategy to combat poverty and social exclusion. But more still needs to be done…
Through the work of the EAPN Social Inclusion Working Group EAPN works with its members to deliver on its objectives of achieving better policy on social inclusion and better governance, including the involvement of people experiencing poverty.
Some of our key areas of work include:
- Pressing for more effective, participative National Action Plans and OMC on Inclusion
- Promoting better social inclusion approaches and policies
- Raising awareness on Poverty/Wealth and Inequality
- Building towards 2010
- See also: Social inclusion: a general overview
- See related key documents here.