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Is the 2019 European Semester More Social? | EAPN Assessment of the European Semester 2019

EAPN presents its report on the European Semester – Is the European 2019 European Semester More Social? – an assessment on how far the European Semester in 2019 has supported progress in terms of delivery on social rights and the Europe 2020 poverty reduction target, as well as promoting participation of civil society and people facing…

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Roundtable discussion with Permanent Representations and the European Commission on the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Semester

On 14 May 2019, EAPN organised a roundtable to facilitate an exchange between some of its national members and the corresponding social attachés in the Permanent Representations in Brussels, as well as the European Commission. The event was kindly hosted by the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, country which currently holds the…

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No Time for Complacency | EAPN Assessment of the Country Reports and Proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations 2019

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2019 Country Reports for EU Member States: No Time for Complacency. Members monitored progress on the Europe 2020 poverty target and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights as well as follow up on 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations. At the end, members make their proposals for Country-Specific…

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More Audacity to fight Poverty and ensure Social Rights! | EAPN Assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations

EAPN presents its members’ assessment of the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs): More Audacity to Fight Poverty & Ensure Social Rights! On the 23rd May 2018, the European Commission adopted the 2018 Country-Specific Recommendations and published a Communication. The European Pillar of Social Rights is clearly visible, highlighting key ‘social challenges’; the results for social rights is not…

Getting Results on Poverty and the Social Pillar? | EAPN Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2018

EAPN presents its full analysis of the 2018 Annual Growth Survey (AGS) and Draft Joint Employment Report. This follows a letter to President Juncker presenting EAPN’s proposals for the AGS 2018, which were based on our members’ review of the Semester and the NRPs 2017. Following the launch of the AGS 2018 in November, EAPN published an immediate Press Release:…

The European Semester must become a strong, democratic instrument that can build a better Social Europe and a European Union worth fighting for

On Thursday 12 January, EAPN (European Anti-Poverty Network) and Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (MEP, S&D) jointly hosted a seminar in the European Parliament: Can the Semester help build a better Social Europe? The seminar aimed to review how well the European Semester is working in terms of its delivery on social rights, poverty and participation and…