CSRs 2020: Putting Social Rights and Poverty Reduction at the heart of the COVID-19 Response | EAPN Letter to Vice-President Dombrovskis

Together with the release of our newest Country Reports’ Assessment, we wrote to European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit to call for a strong message in the 2020 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) to support Member States emergency support measures, ensuring that they benefit the poor and most vulnerable and do not increase poverty and…

Working for a Green and Social Deal that ends poverty! | EAPN Response to the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020

On 17 December, the new European Commission adopted the ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2020 and Joint Employment Report (JER).  EAPN presents its full analysis of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy. 2019, EAPN wrote to President Juncker and President Von der Leyen presenting our key recommendations, drawn from our assessment of…

Delivering Agenda 2030 – For People and Planet | EAPN Proposals for a post Europe 2020 Strategy

EAPN presents its position paper on Delivering Agenda 2030 for people and the planet – EAPN Proposals for a Post Europe 2020 strategy the European Semester  – a set of priorities for the European Commission and EU institutions to create a strategy promoting effective rights-based social and sustainable development. The elections of the new European…

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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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A Step Forward for Social Rights? | EAPN Assessment of 2019 Country-Specific Recommendations & Country Analysis

EAPN presents its members’ main messages – A Step Forward for Social Rights? – and annex containing a country-by-country detailed assessment of the Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), in terms of their contribution to the fight against poverty, exclusion and inequality. Last month, the European Commission adopted the 2019 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) and published a Communication. Whilst…

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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…

Getting results on poverty and the Social Pillar | EAPN Response to the Annual Growth Survey Package 2019

On 21 November, the European Commission adopted its ‘Autumn Package’, including the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) 2019 and the Draft Joint Employment Report (JER). On the occasion, EAPN published an immediate Response Statement: Increase in social rights and participation but more needed to balance economic and social goals. EAPN now presents its full analysis of the…

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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:…