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					EAPN: Fighting for a Social Europe Free of Poverty!

     Engaging with the Europe 2020 Strategy: 5
   Priorities for action on Combating Poverty and
                    Social Exclusion


      Input: Tanya Basarab, EAPN Development Officer

               EAPN Spain Seminar
    Santiago de Compostela, 17 November 2011


                                           EUROPEAN ANTI-POVERTY NETWORK
                                         RÉSEAU EUROPÉEN DES ASSOCIATIONS
                          DE LUTTE CONTRE LA PAUVRETÉ ET L’EXCLUSION SOCIALE
Structure of Presentation


 The Common EU Framework

 Choices driving EU cooperation

 5 Priorities for Action
The Common EU Framework


 Europe 2020
    Smart, sustainable and Inclusive Growth
    Poverty Reduction (1 of 5 key Targets)
    Social Guideline (1 of 10 Guidelines)
    Participation (Recital 16)
    Platform Against Poverty (1 of 7 key Flagships)
    Reinforced OMC on Social Protection and
   Social Inclusion
EAPN TOOL KIT on Europe 2020 available at www.eapn.eu
Europe 2020 – The Process
Europe 2020 - Process
 Annual Growth Survey
 National Reform Programmes
 National Strategies on Social Protection and
  Social Inclusion?
 Assessment (including a social assessment)
 Commission - Country Specific
  Recommendations (impact on National Budgets)
 Mutual Learning and Exchange
Choices Driving EU Cooperation
 Economic Governance – Neo Liberal
 Response to the Crisis – Austerity Measures
 Competing choices/voices
    Within the system: 1) evidence of greater
   mainstreaming of social inclusion across other
   DGs. 2) New proposals for Structural Funds
   (after 2014) show some important impacts of
   the Poverty Target and the Europe 2020
    Increasingly clear demands from Citizens –
   Claiming our Future, coalitions to defend public
   social services, the poor won’t pay, coalitions for
   demonopolization and transparency of the
   energy sector
5 Priorities for Action

 Prioritise inclusive Growth
   Take the poverty reduction target seriously

 A New Deal – Social Investment Stimulus
  Package
   Value Social Protection and Welfare Systems
   as economic stabilisers

 Close the Inequality Gap
    Capture the wealth
5 Priorities for Action


 Use EU Funds to reduce Poverty
    20% ring-fencing for social inclusion

 Get serious about Democratic
  Accountability and Participation
    In the Europe 2020 strategy
    In our Civil Society Approach
Thank you for your attention

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                         EUROPEAN ANTI-POVERTY NETWORK
                                 RÉSEAU EUROPÉEN DE LUTTE
                CONTRE LA PAUVRETÉ ET L’EXCLUSION SOCIALE
                      SQUARE DE MEEUS, 18 – 1050 BRUSSELS
                  TEL: 0032 2 226 58 50 – FAX: 0032 2 26 58 69
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