Norway’s delegation gives human face to its input

EAPN Norway’s contribution to the #2015PEP Meeting presents the network and its input to the Strategic Dialogue, but also members of the Norwegian delegation, Ann-Kirsti, Tina Marie, Jarle, Honoratte, their background, their life path and what they do today to fight poverty.  The leaflet starts by “Nothing about us without us”.  Continue Reading

Tackling poverty in Sweden in a snapshot

Swedish Delegation input to the 2015 European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty

On the occasion of the 2015 European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty, the Swedish delegation handed out a publication they produced specifically for the meeting. Monica and Jonathan, two members of the Swedish delegation present at the meeting introduce the publication with their own testimonies. The leaflet goes on presenting the AlltMöjligt Verkstaden (“Everything is possible”) workshop and social enterprise for work training and rehabilitation with concrete stories of people on different topics. The leaflet ends by a presentation of the hearing “Everyone has a voice – use it!” organized by the regional network of EAPN Southern Sweden, with politicians in June 2014. Tackling the topics of Refugees, Jobs, user influence, Law and rights and Cooperation, the policy proposals are backed by concrete examples. The publication gives a good insight on what is going on the ground and what is done to tackle poverty and exclusion in Sweden. Continue Reading

#2015PEP – SOCIAL CONVERGENCE IN THE EU – A strategic dialogue meeting with People experiencing Poverty

12thM-2013-PT-delegation-R-Lee-EAPNThe European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty takes place this year on 19-20 November 2015 in Brussels as a consultation with people experiencing poverty to gather their input on policies to foster social convergence in Europe and to strengthen the participation of people experiencing poverty in policies that affect them. Delegations of people experiencing poverty from 30 countries in Europe exchange with EU officials and other policy makers. It is expected that the outcomes of this Year’s meeting will feed into the Annual Convention on Poverty and Social Exclusion that is likely to take place early 2016.

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS for the #2015PEP !

VPhoto of a debate at the 12th European Meeting of People Experiencing Povertyolunteers for whispering interpretation needed for the 2015 European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty (see languages needed below)

The European Meeting of People experiencing Poverty takes place this year on 19-20 November in Brussels as a consultation with people experiencing poverty to gather their input on policies to foster social convergence in Europe and to strengthen the participation of people experiencing poverty in policies that affect them. Delegations of people experiencing poverty from 30 countries (EU countries + Norway, Iceland, Serbia and Macedonia/FYROM) in Europe will exchange with EU officials and other policy makers. It is expected that the outcomes of this Year’s meeting will feed into the Annual Convention on Poverty and Social Exclusion that is likely to take place early 2016.

We are looking for volunteers to interpret from English to Bulgarian, Polish, Greek, Serbian, French, German, Czech, Hungarian, Spanish and Latvian, and also from these languages into English.  It would also be great to have some volunteers who can help with Hungarian and Latvian to and from French.

If you are able to help us out, please contact Fintan Farrell, fintan.farrell@eapn.eu.  Please spread out this message widely!