In 2013-2014, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) and its members (at the time, 29 National Networks and 18 European Organisations) carried out a pan-European campaign entitled Electing Champions for a Social Europe. The campaign managed to gather the commitment of over 10% of the newly elected MEPs to fighting poverty, social exclusion, inequalities and discrimination. Read more on the campaign website.
EAPN and its members represent in total hundreds of organisations on the ground working with thousands of European citizens as well as other partners supporting a social Europe.
Since 2014, EAPN has been working closely with both pledge signatories, as well as other MEPs, to ensure that the fight against poverty and social exclusion is supported and mainstreamed in parliamentary activities. Some key reports and opinions have been adopted – find a non-exhaustive list below – and several key events supported by MEPs during this legislature.
Europe 2020 and the European Semester
Poverty & Social Rights