Archive for 2013

EAPN Ireland Briefing on the European Social Fund 2014-2020

November 2013

The EAPN Ireland Briefing on the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 provides the latest information on the development of the ESF Operational Programme for the next 7 years. This is a key tool for supporting measures to address poverty and social exclusion. The Programme will be finalised early in 2014 so it is important for community organisations to engage and try to influence it.

Seminar on 40 Years of Ireland in Social Europe, Dublin, 15 November 2013

November 2013

European Parliament Information Office Ireland and European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland Free Seminar on 40 years of Ireland and Social Europe Looking back and looking forward Friday 15 November 2013 9.30 to 1pm European Parliament Information Office Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. This meeting is an opportunity to look back and take stock, to hear […]

EAPN Ireland warns Troika of breakdown of social consensus

July 2013

European Anti Poverty Network meeting with Troika Post-bailout Ireland must prioritise social consensus A delegation from the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland met the Troika delegation at 5pm today, Monday 15 July, along with a delegation from the Society of St Vincent de Paul. This is the third time that EAPN Ireland, a network […]

EAPN Ireland Flash for May 2013 is now out

May 2013

This edition of the Newsflash covers

Policy and campaigns in Ireland
European News
Diary and events
Jobs and Funding
and a special briefing on Blogs worth following.

We welcome news and announcements for the Flash. Pleases end them to robin – at –

Submission to Ireland’s ‘Partnership Agreement’ on EU Funds 2014-2020

May 2013

A new round of EU funding will start in 2014 for the following seven years up until 2020. This includes a range of different funds including the Structural Funds and the Rural Development Funds (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development). While the funding Ireland receives has decreased significantlycompared to earlier rounds these funds are still […]

Four messages from regional meetings to the Social Inclusion Forum

April 2013

In preparation for the Forum on Tuesday 26 March 2013, 156 people took part in workshops organised by Community Workers Coop (CWC) and EAPN Ireland in Longford, Cork, Tralee, Wexford, Dublin and Galway and a national meeting on ‘poverty affecting women and minorities’. Participants from the regional meetings held up placards with key messages while […]

Submission to Ireland’s National Reform Programme 2013

March 2013

In March the EAPN Ireland Europe 2020 Working Group made a submission to the Department of the Taoiseach on Ireland’s National Reform Programme 2013. The submission highlighted that policies that are being implemented are undermining Ireland’s commitment to reducing poverty with the number of people rising each year. It repeats the call for a balanced approach to be taken which gives social priorities an equal place to economic goals and that all policies must be proofed to assess their impact on poverty and social exclusion.

Six steps to a more equal and inclusive Ireland

March 2013

In a presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection today, the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland pointed to the increase in poverty and deprivation in the most recent CSO statistics. EAPN Ireland presented six steps to a more equal and inclusive Ireland: Poverty and equality proofing all policy and spending […]

Social Inclusion Forum 2013 – Local Preparatory Meeting

February 2013

As part of the preparation process for the 2013 Social Inclusion Forum which will take place on March 26th in Croke Park, the Community Workers’ Co-operative and the EAPN Ireland are carrying out a number of preparatory workshops. These workshops will support people to contribute to and prepare for the national Social Inclusion Forum.

EAPN Ireland press release on new CSO Poverty Figures

February 2013

2011 CSO figures published today reveal rising levels of deprivation: 25% of the population in deprivation(up by a half in 2 years) A third of children living in deprivation Twice as many people at work (15%) in deprivation compared to 2009 Lone parents and unemployed hardest hit  Robin Hanan, Director of the European Anti Poverty […]