Policy Submissions


EAPN Ireland Submission to the National Reform Programme for Government 2019

April 2019

Please find enclosed a submission from EAPN Ireland to the National Reform Programme for Government 2019.

EAPN Ireland Submission to the revised Control and Anti-Fraud Strategy 2019- 2023

April 2019

Please find enclosed EAPN Irelands submission to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s revised control and Anti-fraud strategy for the period 2019-2023.

Better Europe Alliance response to European Commission 2019 Report on Ireland

April 2019

The Irish Better Europe Alliance has produced its Response to EU’s 2019 Country Report for Ireland. The EU report contains its annual analysis of how Ireland is performing on economic, social and environmental areas. The Response by the Alliance of 12 Irish civil society organisations working for a social and sustainable Europe covers a wide […]

Submission to Review of National Action Plan for Social Inclusion

January 2019

Read our Submission to the review of the Government’s social inclusion strategies from 2007-2017. This review will contribute to the new Plan due to be published early this year. Poverty levels are now higher than when the current Plan was launched in 2007 so it is crucial that the learning from the past ten years […]

Better Europe Alliance – Response to European Commission 2018 Country Report for Ireland

April 2018

The Better Europe Alliance of civil society organisations for a social and sustainable Europe has produced its response to the 2018 Country Report for Ireland. The response outlines its proposals for more balanced social, environmental and economic policy to ensure a better quality of life for everyone. It includes sections on climate change; investment; taxation and expenditure; poverty, United […]

Submission to 2018 National Reform Programme

April 2018

EAPN Ireland’s submission to the Government’s 2018 National Reform Programme provides it’s analysis of how Ireland is performing against the targets it has set under Europe 2020 strategy including targets for poverty reduction, employment and education.

Submission to Action Plan for Jobs 2018

November 2017

EAPN Ireland has made a Submission to the Action Plan for Jobs 2018. The submission highlights the importance of: applying the Action Plan to poverty and equality impact assessment to ensure it is as effective as possible in reducing poverty and inequality and improving economic and social rights. the provision of quality jobs and decent […]

Submission on the Future of Europe

October 2017

In its Submission to the consultation on the Future of Europe EAPN Ireland has asked that the EU must return to the values in its Treaties which are not about economic goals but about improving the quality of life of everyone living in the EU, while playing a positive role in the wider world. The EU must choose a future which is more sustainable with balanced social, environmental and economic goals as it has committed to under the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Summary of Regional Workshops for 2017 Social Inclusion Forum

August 2017

Each year in advance of the national Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) EAPN Ireland and Community Work Ireland carry out local workshops and focus groups to get people’s input and support their participation. The Key Messages from meetings in Dublin, Galway and a focus group with people with experience of homelessness were presented to the SIF on the 25th May 2017.

Submission to Budget 2018

August 2017

In its Submission to Budget 2018 EAPN Ireland has made proposals on the key measures needed if the Government is to follow through on its commitment to put in place an effective plan to address poverty and social exclusion.