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Make Social Rights the beating heart of Europe! | EAPN position on the European Pillar of Social Rights

EAPN presents its comprehensive response to the European Commission’s European Pillar of Social Rights: Make Social Rights the beating heart of Europe! The Pillar is a framework of rights and principles, with policy guidance and recommendations on some 20 policy principles which have been proposed. EU funds will be used in support and a ‘Social…

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

EAPN’s annual conference was on 15 June, under the title Learning from the past to Beyond 2020 – What EU strategy to fight poverty, exclusion and inequality? The conference afforded an opportunity to exchange together on the following questions: What integrated strategy should the EU propose to effectively fight poverty?  What can we learn from the past? What…

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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…

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The time for timidity is over – the EU needs an ambitious European Pillar of Social Rights | Letter to President Juncker

EAPN has written today to the President of the European Commission to stress the urgency for an ambitious EU proposal on the upcoming European Pillar of Social Rights. This should not just repackage existing initiatives with only benchmarking on common principles, but must set out an ambitious EU roadmap towards guaranteeing essential social standards, which…

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…