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Roundtable on Pillar of Social Rights with UN Special Rapporteur, Commission, and ‘trio’ country representatives (PT, SI, FR)

EAPN organised a closed roundtable during the afternoon of 3 May with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, the European Commission and representatives of ministries of Portugal and Slovenia, along with our members in Portugal, Slovenia and France. It gave the UN Special Rapporteur a chance to…

Working towards a Socially Inclusive and Poverty-proof Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic | EAPN Assessment

We are presenting our assessment of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2021 and of the EC proposal for a Joint Employment Report (JER) 2021. Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 The four dimensions of the ASGS 2020 – environmental sustainability, productivity, fairness and macroeconomic stability – remain the guiding principles for the ASGS 2021. The…

Provide Adequate Social Protection Benefits and make Social Protection Schemes Poverty-Proof | EAPN News

Mathias Maucher, EAPN Policy Officer, contributed to a panel debate organised by DG EMPL and ICF to contribute to the implementation of the principles set out in the Council Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and self-employed, as well as the European Pillar of Social Rights. The seminar investigated how to ensure and finance an adequate…

Minimum Income Framework Directive | EAPN letter to Commissioner Schmit

Following the recently adopted EPSCO Council Conclusions on ”Strengthening Minimum Income Protection to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”, we wrote a letter to Commissioner Schmit asking him to show strong leadership and respond to the Conclusions by making an ambitious proposal for an EU Framework Directive to guarantee an…

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EAPN’s online policy conference | How to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – From short-term response to an effective rights-based integrated antipoverty strategy ~14 July 2020

EAPN’s annual policy conference will be held online on 14 July, 14-16:30, which will focus on how to ensure the poor don’t pay for Covid-19 – and ensuring that short-term responses feed into an effective long-term rights-based EU strategy to fight poverty. There will be interpretation between English and Spanish. The current COVID19 epidemic is…