The EAPN published a new report on hopes and expectations to get out of the crisis. This report focuses on solutions to take, as well as on the need to build alternative social and suitable solutions. At the beginning, the report analyses the reasons of the crisis, analysis that was not made deeply enough by the other EU organs. Then, the report focuses on solutions undertaken by governments, as well as EU organs, including financial actions and reforms. Strong emphasis is put on consequences of the crisis in the social level, including the direct and indirect impacts of austerity measures on poor people. More precisely, EAPN analysed the social impact of austerity measures on the reductions of income, the worsening access and quality of jobs, and the cuts in public services. These measures, targeting poor and vulnerable people, are called “a social crime” by EAPN. Later the report analyses the EU contribution to combating poverty and social exclusion, with an emphasis on the Europe 2020 project. And eventually, EAPN puts forward its own proposals, in order to build a social and sustainable future, which consist in ten very well-developed suggestions. A sum-up of these suggestions can be found at the end of the report.
To read the report, please click here.