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Making Social Rights the Compass in the European Semester! | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports & Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2018

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country Reports for EU Member States: Make Social Rights the Compass in the Semester! Members looked into to what extent the analysis and recommendations in them impact on poverty and social exclusion, in light of current policy developments in their own countries. The following aspects were also looked…

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Social Rights or Social Plight? | EAPN Assessment of the 2017 National Reform Programmes

EAPN presents its assessment of the 2017 National Reform Programmes in terms of poverty: Social Rights or Social Plight? Members assessed how far Member States are pursuing policies which contribute to key social targets of the Europe 2020 strategy (on poverty, employment and education). Are governments investing in social rights and standards to ensure inclusive…

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Key messages from EAPN’s 2017 conference: Learning from the past to beyond 2020 – What EU strategy to fight poverty, social exclusion & inequality?

EAPN presents its members’ Key Messages from the 2017 policy conference: Learning from the past to beyond 2020: What EU strategy to fight poverty, social exclusion & inequality? On 15 June, the conference exchanged on the crucial questions of What integrated strategy should the EU propose to effectively fight poverty? and how should this strategy be mainstreamed into…

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More Social Europe in the European Semester? | EAPN Assessment of the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs): More Social Europe in the European Semester? On the 22nd May 2017, the European Commission adopted the 2017 Country-Specific Recommendations. This paper sets out the main messages and recommendations from country-by-country detailed assessment of the CSRs. The assessment, carried out together with our members, looked at…

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Making progress on Social Europe? Poverty reduction, social rights and standards | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports and Proposals for Country- Specific Recommendations 2017

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2017 Country Reports for EU Member States: Making progress on Social Europe? Poverty reduction, social rights and standards. Members looked into to what extent the analysis and recommendations in them impact on poverty and social exclusion, in light of current policy developments in their own countries. On the basis of…

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Delivering on the Promises of a better Social Europe? | EAPN’s Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey & Joint Employment Report

15/12/2016 – EAPN presents its Analysis of the 2017 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report. This follows EAPN’s letter to President Juncker presenting EAPN’s proposals for the AGS 2017, which were based on our members’ review of the Semester and the NRPs 2016. Although the main message from the AGS 2017 is the importance of strengthening competitiveness, innovation…

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What Progress on Social Europe? | EAPN Assessment of the National Reform Programmes 2016

11/10/2016 – EAPN publishes its Assessment of the National Reform Programmes (NRPs) 2016, answering the question What progress on Social Europe? It is based on EAPN members’ assessment of the NRPs, reflecting on the effectiveness of policies and their implementation in relation to the social targets (poverty, but also employment and education targets), the use of EU funds…

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EAPN Participates in the EESC conference “Next steps for a sustainable European future – Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs”

On 7 July EAPN participated in the EESC conference “Next steps for a sustainable European future – Reforming Europe, implementing SDGs” opened by the Commission’s First Vice-President Timmermans. The event came as a response to the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 by the United Nations to define next steps for a sustainable European future…

Council Conclusions on ‘Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion: an Integrated Approach’

The Council calls on the Commission and the Member States to develop an integrated approach to combat poverty and social exclusion by combining adequate income support, access to quality services and inclusive labour markets, while ensuring equal opportunities for women and men. This is stated in the Conclusions on ‘Combating poverty and social exclusion: an…