#On Our Watch EU: assessing the work of the European Parliament since 2014

What are the achievements of the European Parliament in the fight against social exclusion, poverty and discrimination? Have the MEPs kept their promises and made some progress since their election in 2014? In 2013- 2014 the EAPN launched the campaign Electing Champions for a Social Europe to encourage political candidates in the European parliamentary elections…

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EAPN welcomes the good intentions behind the European Pillar of Social Rights – but is it enough to save Social Europe?

Yesterday (the 26th April 2017), the European Commission launched the long-awaited package on the European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN welcomes the adoption of the Communication and the Social Pillar package as an important demonstration of a will to deliver on President Juncker’s promise of the “Social Triple A”, at a time when Europe faces…

Happy Birthday Europe

60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, EAPN and its members reflect, engage, speak up,… for a Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive Europe! EAPN Director Leo Williams is speaking at the Europe Ambition 2030 event in Rome. Please read his speech here Sian Jones, EAPN Policy Coordinator is speaking at the the…

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…

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End the tiers in Ireland’s health service! | EAPN Ireland’s Annual General Meeting

Delegates to the Annual General Meeting of European Anti-Poverty Network, Ireland have called for urgent reform of public health policy. Delegates and speakers expressed their anger at policies which mean that people’s health and life expectancy depend on their income and ability to pay to get quality health services and jump queues. They welcomed the…