This Task Force comes under both Objective 1.2 and Objective 2.2 of the EAPN Strategic Plan.
Objective 1.1: EAPN will work to ensure that the Europe 2020 strategy, the Platform against Poverty and the Social Inclusion strategy (Social OMC) delivers progress to effectively mainstream social concerns and to reduce poverty and inequality.
Objective 1.2: EAPN will work to support its members to effectively engage in public debates and national and European policy making, on poverty, social exclusion and inequality.
Objective 1.3: EAPN will seek to engage and contribute to alliances for an alternative model of social and sustainable development that puts people and planet first.
Objective 2.2: EAPN will provide opportunities for mutual exchange between its members to ensure a transfer of knowledge, experience and learning on practices and policies in the fight against poverty, social exclusion and inequalities.
The objective of the Task Force is to elaborate a Concept and Feasibility Note regarding the implementation of an EAPN-wide Living Wage campaign and to prepare a Campaign Guide and other ancillary campaign materials to support members in implementing such an initiative. The Scottish Living Wage Campaign http://slw.povertyalliance.org/) will be used as a model, and the role of the Task Force is to see to what extent can it be transposed, as well as improved, for use across the EAPN membership.
Duration: December 2013 – June 2014. Presentation of results to the EU ISG: October 2014.
- First meeting: 11 December 2013
- Second meeting: 28 February 2014
- Third meeting: 12 September 2014 (plus decent work event in the European Parliament, 11 September, PM)
Composition: Loraine Mulligan (EAPN Ireland, Task Force proposer), David Moxham (EAPN UK/Scotland), Raluca Mănăilă (EAPN Romania), Vito Telesca (EAPN Italy), Greete Veesalu (EAPN Estonia), Júlio Paiva (EAPN Portugal), Lilana Keith/Eve Geddie (PICUM).
Support and contact in the EAPN Secretariat: Amana Ferro.
For a full description of the Task Force, please click here.