Concrete actions to tackle poverty and rising inequality based on social rights are necessary to ensure AGS 2017 delivers on signs of hope | Letter to the EPSCO Council

At the EPSCO meeting on the 8-9 December, the Social Ministers will discuss their first response to the 2017 Annual Growth Survey, in the context of the upcoming European Pillar of Social Rights. EAPN wrote a letter to the EPSCO Council to highlight our key concerns regarding this topic. In this letter, EAPN calls on Social Ministers to…

In defense of a Europe built on protecting fundamental rights for all | Final Declaration of the 2016 EAPN General Assembly

The European Anti-Poverty Network, (EAPN), the largest European network of anti-poverty organizations across 31 countries, held its General Assembly on October 29 in Bruges. The EAPN General Assembly met while Europe is in a critical situation. Some of its features are the post-BREXIT; the humanitarian crisis suffered by people arriving in Europe; the accelerated deterioration…

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How the European Commission can make a European Pillar of Social Rights fit for children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, and its aspiration to achieve a “social triple-A rating” by re-balancing the EU’s existing prioritisation of financial and economic concerns with social issues. We recognise that this new social rights initiative has the potential to help…

Exchange of stakeholders’ views held on a European Pillar of Social Rights

1 September 2016, an exchange of views on a European Pillar of Social Rights was organised in the European Parliament. It was planned in the framework of the preparation of the draft European Parliament report. Diverse representatives participated: the European Commission, International Labour Organisation (ILO), European Trade Unions Confederation (ETUC), BusinessEurope, University of Amsterdam and SOLIDAR. Rapporteur…

EAPN’s annual policy conference 2016! Please register here

From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016), what future for the fight against poverty EAPN’s response – building on 25 years combating poverty, inequality and exclusion EAPN with hold its conference on Thursday 16 June 2016 to provide a concrete and timely input to the key European Commission…

EAPN’s 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE | From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016), what future for the fight against poverty in Europe

From the Delors White Paper (1993) to the EU Pillar of Social Rights (2016), what future for the fight against poverty EAPN’s response – building on 25 years combating poverty, inequality and exclusion EAPN held its conference on 16 June 2016 to provide a concrete and timely input to the key European Commission consultation on…